Reality star and beauty mogul Kylie Jenner let it be known she’s taking a small step back from altering her appearance. In an Instagram post featuring Jenner and her good friend Anastasia Karanikolaou, a follower observed that the new mother somehow looked liked “the old Kylie.” Rather than ignore the comment, the 20-year Jenner took the moment to clear the air, writing “I got rid of all my filler.”
While Jenner hasn’t admitted to the extensive plastic surgery she’s been accused of (breast implants, fat injections, etc.), she did fess up in a 2015 episode of “Keeping up with the Kardashians” that she had gotten lip fillers because she had always been insecure about the size of her lips.
In a subsequent episode of “Life of Kylie,” according to Buzzfeed, she provided the motivation for getting the injections, blaming her first kiss with a boy who she said told her, “I didn’t think you were gonna be a good kisser ’cause you have such small lips.”
Lip filler can’t be removed, but it can be dissolved with enzyme injections and over time it will naturally be reabsorbed by the body. And while the focus has been on Jenner’s lips, it’s not known if she was referring to just her lips or additional face injections.
Reaction to the Jenner’s new/old lips has been overwhelmingly positive with many pointing out she looks more youthful and her smaller lips are a better fit for her face.
Given her credentials for influence, there is also chatter about whether Jenner’s smaller lips portend the shape of things to come. If anything, the injection and surgery trend as of late appears to be toward continued enhancement though with an emphasis on creating lips and other body parts that appear more natural. Because let’s face it, even though Jenner’s lips are now smaller, they’re still bigger her pre-injection lips.