Kylie Jenner has finally admitted to having work done on her lips in the face of a new fad, the “Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge,” that has girls attempting to achieve full lips at home, sometimes to disastrous results.
Younger sister to the famous Kardashians, Kylie Jenner already has her hands full trying to keep up as events in her life careen forward out of her control. In the midst of dealing with the news that her dad, Olympian Bruce Jenner, is undergoing gender transition, Kylie has also come under fire for suspicion of surgically enhancing her plump lips. Now that girls are being injured trying to duplicate her look, Kylie Jenner has finally come forward to admit that she has temporary lip fillers, reports the New York Daily News.
Though the desire to enhance the shape of the mouth is now running rampant among girls, this was not the intent that Kylie Jenner had in mind.
“It’s just an insecurity of mine and it’s what I wanted to do.”
I want to encourage people/young girls like me to be YOURSELF & not be afraid to experiment w your look. ❤️❤️❤️
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) April 21, 2015
Many young girls have taken to Twitter to post pics of their “Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge.” What seems like a harmless and innocent temporary plumping has, for some, turned into a nightmare. It seems simple enough: sucking a glass or plastic container to mimic the plumpness Kylie Jenner has achieved. However, the experiment can go terribly wrong, resulting in bruising and discoloration that can range from an embarrassing few days to a lifetime.
KPRC Channel 2 interviewed Dr. Sherry Ingraham, a board certified dermatologist, to get her opinion on the dangers of participating in the Kylie Jenner Challenge.
“I feel for them because I know they’re trying to achieve that look, that enhanced fuller poutier look. But it’s concerning to me as a health care provider and as a parent. In the short term, you’re going to have some swelling. In the long term, if you burst a blood vessel when trying to make your lips bigger, that can cause an indentation and scarring in the lips that’s permanent and can be very disfiguring.”
Dr. Jamie Davis, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Medical Center, Navicent Health, spoke out to WMGT concerning the possible effects of joining in the Kylie Jenner Challenge.
“There’s not a way to control how much swelling you’re going to get in your lips. If it’s done too long or with too much pressure, it can cause those blood vessels to break… These girls have so much more to offer to the world than big lips.”
This is just the latest in a long list of ways that people, especially women, will go to make themselves more like celebrities. But that world is not real. The features of celebrities are often enhanced with airbrushing, high-tech makeup, and plastic surgery.
Kudos to Kylie Jenner for admitting she had work done to her lips to circumvent the snowballing of the “Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge.”
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