Everyone seems to be concerned about Kylie Jenner these days. From her racy Instagram photos to her questionable Snapchat vids and those lips, the teen makes headlines daily. Kylie recently admitted that she gets temporary lip fillers to make her lips appear fuller and larger.
Jenner, 17, wasn’t ready to announce the news to the world, but in a sneak peek of Sunday’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she talked to Khloe Kardashian about her signature pout.
The teen freaked out during an interview at a beauty event for her hair extensions line. She tells the camera, “No one’s asked me about my lips. My heart literally dropped.” Kylie obviously looked dumbfounded and didn’t know what to do or say during the interview.
Kardashian thinks it was smart for her younger half-sister to reveal the truth about her lips. Maybe it’ll make teens stop attempting the dangerous Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge, which hasn’t slowed down on social media.
“Kylie decided to plump her lips and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I think if you’ve done something though, it is right to cope up to it. If you avoid a question, you’re going to look like a liar.”
Jenner previously quashed the rumors that she had her lips done. She credited genetics and puberty for her fuller looking lips. Jenner put the rumors to rest in this Sunday’s episode, as she tells the camera why she gets her lips done.
“It’s just an insecurity of mine and it’s what I wanted to do. I’m just not ready to talk [about it yet]…everyone always picks us apart. I want to admit to the lips, but people are so quick to judge me on everything, so I might have tiptoed around the truth, but I didn’t lie.”
Kylie’s mature photos and wild behavior has caused concern with her family. An alleged source told People magazine that some members of the Kardashian-Jenner family are worried about the teen. Kylie recently made headlines for saying she’s “high as f***” as she bites into a biscuit in a new Snapchat video. She’s also been making headlines for her relationship with 25-year-old Tyga, living on her own, getting nipple piercings, and starting her career as an Instagram model.
Both Kendall and Kris Jenner have been worried about the young teen, according to an exclusive Hollywood Life report. They feel that she could be headed down the wrong path.
“Kylie has done a pretty good job at keeping her sometimes wild ways hidden, but now that she’s let the whole world in on her partying by posting her ‘high as f**k’ Snapchat video, her family is seriously worried. Kylie’s mom Kris and her older sis Kendall are especially upset because they think that she could start partying even harder.”
They also think that the troublesome teen is partying too much thanks to her illicit relationship with a rapper. But it’s not entirely surprising to the family since she is 17-years-old.
“Since dating Tyga, Kylie’s definitely started to get wild from time to time. Kylie is young, lives in LA and dating a rapper — so it isn’t unusual for someone in her position to be partying the way she does.”
The media has been wondering whether or not the youngest Jenner sister was “high as f***” in her Snapchat video. She previously quashed rumors that she’s on drugs when she shoots her Vine and Snapchat videos.
This isn’t the first time she’s received backlash for her strange social media behavior. She shared a video on Snapchat that showed her slipping her hand down Kendall Jenner’s pants during a photo shoot.
Kylie is not shy when it comes to showing off her body, even though she’s only 17. She’s been sharing hundreds of bikini photos on her Instagram account, which makes it comfortable for some of her older fans. Kylie recently shared a #FlashbackFriday photo of herself wearing a black string bikini.
The photo was taken three years ago when she didn’t have lip fillers and arched eyebrows, which means she was only 14 in the photo. She could’ve been accused of sharing child porn, had she kept the photo on her Instagram account. Kylie quickly removed the bikini photo, which is obviously too racy to share.
Now that she revealed she gets lip plumpers, some are wondering if she’s too young for them in the first place. Hollywood Life spoke with a dermatologist who claims that Jenner won’t receive long-term damage from the fillers.
Dr. Bruce Katz says that there’s nothing wrong with Kylie getting plumpers since her face has already developed at that age.
“If the woman has thin lips then she’s not too young. When you have a girl who is pretty much developed then it’s not bad to inject hyaluronic acid or juvederm. We can always use an enzyme to reverse it immediately.”
Dr. Katz does warn that patients will experience slight swelling or bruising on the lips.
“There is no long term damage. It will not affect the ‘cupid’s bow’ and it only lasts 9 months to a year.”
Although it’s safe and temporary, it still has parents concerned that their teen daughters will want to get work done on their lips. Lip injections typically cost between $550 and $850 and require parental consent, according to New York City plastic surgeon Andrew Miller.
He advised that both parents and teens should be warned about the potential risks of fillers and injections. According to Dr. Miller, not everybody will react the same to these procedures.
“Many teens don’t have the maturity to understand the potential risks and ramifications of these medical treatments. There are major complications that can occur with something as seemingly simple and innocuous as ‘temporary lip fillers.’ People have lost parts of their lips and even portions of their nose when these fillers have been improperly injected. There are even rare reports of blindness after injections of filler into the face. I question whether all teens can understand that these types of things could happen to them.”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Anureet Bajaj says that both parents and teens should be aware of the risks involved, and get a doctor’s opinion on whether or not a teen should get the procedure.
“All three, teen, parents, doctor, need to be involved in the decision making process. But there isn’t a checklist that you can look to and say, ‘This teen is ok for surgery, this one isn’t.’ What I look for is whether a patient has done her homework to understand what the procedure entails, whether she has a realistic understanding of what the outcome will be and whether she understands the risks or complications that may be involved.”
Kylie Jenner’s influential on teens, whether it comes to her lips, her makeup, her clothes, or her outrageous behavior. What are your thoughts on the teen? Do you think she’s headed down the wrong path?
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