Full lips are often associated with youth and beauty, so one has to wonder why why Lisa Rinna started having her lips plumped up at the age of 22 when she so clearly already had those two attributes on her side.
Hollywood celebs are big fans of puffing up their lips with collagen injections, a lip enhancement procedure that often leaves the stars with over-sized, swollen lips that look on the verge of bursting: a comical look that has been aptly named ‘trout pout’.
But while trout pouters are increasingly becoming the norm in Hollywood, the 47-year-old presenter has decided to swim against the tide by opting for lip reduction. “My lips started to define who I am,” she told People about why she was having the surgery. “That bothered me.”
The former Melrose Place actress will have to wait about 6 months before her mouth is fully healed. As reported on Daily Mail, she said: “It’s a work in progress. But I feel fantastic.”
One of the side effects of having the procedure is that the patient can be left with lumpy lips. The star is thrilled that her lips no longer feel “bumpy and uneven”.
Although the surgical procedure only really took off in the 1990s, a period characterized by a general surge in cosmetic surgery, surgeons were already plumping up lips almost a good hundred years earlier. Injecting parrafin into the lips didn’t turn out to be much of a winner and silicone was eventually decided against out of concern about the side effects it might have. Next on the market was bovine collagen, but due to its temporary nature, it also fizzled out in popularity.
Today the magic ingredient that has Tinsel Town’s stars queuing up for their shot contains hydaulic acid. For a chuckle visit the gallery of the absurd to see an artist’s hilariously satirical take on celebrity culture with her illustration ‘A New Species of Fish Has Been Discovered in Hollywood’.
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