To be placed on the lip, two or four teeth are removed before the lower lip is cut to fit the lip plate. This lip plate process is usually done by their mother when they attain puberty. The process is repeated so that the lip will become large enough to accommodate the first lip plate which is about 4 centimeters. Because of the self-worth and importance attached to it, some girls increase their lip plate. Most times, the women don the lip plate when their intention is to look more appealing.
Source: Ethiopian News January 11, 2018 09:11 UTC