Did she do it or not? Kylie Jenner, the 17-year-old reality TV star, has been making headlines due to her noticeably fuller lips that have been captured in photographs. The online universe is debating whether or not Kylie has enhanced her lips through lip augmentation. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for people to be criticized for getting cosmetic enhancements, but for those who are in the spotlight, the scrutiny is harsher and happens much more often.
Kylie is also facing a lot of backlash for possibly injecting soft tissue fillers to her lips because of her age—but to be fair, if a parent allows and provides consent for their teenager to receive injections, then physicians can proceed. We also have to consider she’s living in the world of fame and riches, so having connections to get what you want shouldn’t be so hard if it involves getting a little cosmetic work done.
While plenty of people are freaking out and accusing her of getting plastic surgery, others are chiming in and saying that Kylie’s clever makeup skills is creating the illusion of full, plumpy lips. They say the combination of lip liner, lip plumper and lipstick gives her this new look. There are even online makeup tutorials on how to mimic her lips.
We don’t know for sure if she had lip augmentation or not. But we do know that it’s an incredibly common treatment among women in North America. That’s because full lips are well-loved and envied in North American culture. It’s a quick procedure that instantly adds volume to the lips (and it also fills fine lines).
Lip augmentation includes soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Perlane and Restylane. These fillers consist of a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar substance in the skin that adds volume and hydration. Depending on which filler is used, the results can last from 4-9 months.
So, do you think Kylie Jenner received lip augmentation or is it just some really good makeup application? Let us know what you think. Fill out our consultation form if you want to learn more about lip augmentation.