Recent photos of Kylie have sent fans into a frenzy — has she injected filler into her lips? We reached out to 6 plastic surgeons — and they all say yes!
Kylie Jenner, 17, is naturally beautiful, but is she enhancing her looks and following in the plastic surgery footsteps of members of the Kardashian / Jenner family? Read what doctors have to say about Kylie’s appearance below and tell us what you think!
Kylie Jenner’s Lips — Did The Teen Star Get Plastic Surgery?
Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Salzhauer from Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery Associates revealed that he does think the young star has had her lips plumped. “Yes. Emphatically. That is not just lipstick. Her lips look 3 times as wide as they did in the “before” pictures.”
While she may have fillers in now, Dr. Michael revealed that her new look may not be permanent. “There are permanent fillers and temporary ones. The most popular temporary ones are Juvederm and Restylane. They last about one year. The permanent ones can cause significant deformity in the long run.”
Kylie’s lips definitely look full, and Dr. Michael reveals that as you age, your lips change shape, “but usually they get smaller and less plump as you get older, not bigger.”
Lyle M. Back, M.D., Cherry Hills, NJ board certified plastic surgeon, confirms as well: “Unfortunately, she has that tell tale and not so natural ‘duck lip’ look going on. It looks like all the filer went into her upper lip – none in the lower. I like a little but more of a ‘pout’ in the lower lip. Her upper lip has been overfilled.”
David Cangello, M.D., Director Of Plastic Surgery at JUVA Skin, Laser and Plastic Surgery Center agrees: “Her lips clearly do look much larger in the “after” pictures. However, she is making a pouting expression in this picture, which shows much more of the pink part of the lip. In the “before” picture, she is smiling, which pulls and thins the lips. In addition she has a lot of lipstick on, which can contribute to a fuller look. So while she very well may have had a filler such as Restylane of Juvederm put into her lips to make them appear fuller, these are not the best pictures to look at to draw that conclusion. That being said, the size increase is so drastic that it’s hard to imagine she didn’t have them filled with something.”
Cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Yoel S. Shahar revealed, “The legal age for signing a consent for medical treatment whether it is surgical procedure or injectable is 18 years of age. Below that a parent must sign as well.” (Paging Bruce and Kris Jenner!)
“When a person looks different it is usually a result from change in the shape of her upper lid and/or the shape of her eyebrow,” Dr. Yoel said. “Kylie has significantly higher eyebrow that can be created by surgery of brow lift (Botox can elevate eyebrows to much lesser degree 2-3 millimeter).”
More Than Plump Lips — Did Kylie Jenner Get Botox?
Cosmetic Dermatology Expert, Dr. Kenneth Mark, reveals that Kylie may have had more than just lip fillers. “The only thing that points to Botox is the shape of her eyebrows, but that can be achieved by eyebrow shaping,” he said. “She may have had Botox around her lips but it is hard to tell because she has had so much filler.”
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeron Dr. Yael Halaas also believes that the young star has had work done. “As we age, our lips actually tend to get thinner so many women actually elect to get filler in their lips as they get older even if they started out with a good lip size,” she said. “Overall her face seems to look thinner and better defined, which could have been accomplished with makeup, strategic positioning of her face, injectable fillers or other procedures.”
Dr. Norman Rowe, a NYC-board-certified plastic surgeon, says that her young age (17) doesn’t matter. “There are no real harmful physical effect from getting plastic surgery performed at her age, as long as she and her parent understand the procedure and its possible complications.”
Do you think Kylie has had her lips plumped?
— Dory Larrabee & Caitlin Beck