GETTING lip fillers is one of the many ways Kylie Jenner likes to pamper herself.
Since starting her injections in 2015, Kylie’s lips have become a big part of her identity.
Why did Kylie Jenner get lip fillers?
According to Kylie, the reason she initially decided to get lip injections was because of a comment a boy made saying her then lips were “thin”.
“I took that really hard. Just when a guy you like says that—I don’t know, it just really affected me. I just didn’t feel desirable or pretty. I really wanted bigger lips. I ended up getting my lips done,” Kylie said.
Kylie then added that this kind of comment can have enduring effects when it comes to self-esteem: “It just sticks with you.”
Plastic Surgeon Dr. Motykie said, “Kylie had naturally thin lips and grew up in the epicenter of beauty and plastic surgery, so a non-surgical lip augmentation probably wasn’t that big of a deal to her.”
He adds: “Kylie created the ‘Kylie Jenner brand’ off of the attention her lips garnered. At this point, her lips are her signature like Britney Spears’ mid-drift was in the ’90s. I can’t imagine disliking your lips if they’ve made you a billionaire!”
How much do lip fillers cost?
The cost for lip fillers varies depending on the product and injecting practitioner.
According to Motykie, in West Hollywood or Beverly Hills, a patient can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $1000 for a typical syringe of filler, which generally is an ample amount of product for full lip injections.
Motykie says there are alternatives to lip injections that produce a similar look, such as a facial fat transfer.
“This is a surgical alternative, but this procedure uses your own fat in lieu of dermal fillers. I harvest the fat from either your thighs or stomach, purify it, and inject it into the lips,” explains Motykie.
“I love this alternative because it is much more cost-effective in the long run.”
He says the results not only look more natural, but they can last up to ten years.
Also, facial fat transfer can be applied anywhere dermal fillers can, so you can inject your under-eye area, chin, cheeks, lips, etc.
The other surgical alternative is a lip lift, Motykie says, which shortens the distance between the top of your lip and your nose.
It is a popular option to combine with a rhinoplasty (nose job) because “the scar is hidden in the interior of the nose.”
If you are looking to avoid needles and knives, there are many lip-plumping products like glosses, masks, and serums created to plump and hydrate the lips.
What surgeries has Kylie Jenner had?
Kylie’s plastic surgery journey started when she was 17 years old.
The first procedure she received was lip fillers.
Fans have speculated that Kylie has had surgery on her nose, boobs and butt, however, the star has denied these claims.