According to HuffPo and People Mag, Lisa Rinna recently came clean about getting silicone injected into her lips on a whim back in the 80’s while jaunting around town with a friend.
She admits that at the time she didn’t think any more of it than getting a tattoo, but now 25 years later she found herself going under the knife for “corrective surgery”.
The problem with lip augmentation is that the muscles around the mouth are always moving… talking, puckering, kissing, chewing, talking, talking, talking… 🙂 All that movement massages whatever material was placed there into little balls, which are the lumps that can develop over time. And the longer the material lasts, the greater the chance of developing lumps… major bummer!
“Soft” fillers like Juvederm, Perlane, and Prevelle will last for 4-6 months, and “harder” fillers like Restylane and Radiesse may last about a year. Silicone, on the other hand, is permanent! And since it won’t ever dissolve away, your lips have a lifetime to massage it into lumpy little balls. This is exactly what happened to Lisa.
The only way to fix silicone lumps is to surgically remove them! Yikes! An incision is made on the inside of the lip, and then each silicone ball has to be located and removed. This can be an extremely difficult procedure in some cases, and sometimes it can actually be impossible to remove every lump… another major bummer!
The lips are super swollen after a procedure like this, and they’ll stay that way for a while. It’s a lot bigger deal than the original injections, and the recovery time is a lot longer.
Take a lesson from Lisa! No silicone in the lips, and stick with the softer fillers like Juvederm for a plump pout. You may have to get them redone every few months, but at least you won’t end up looking like a sock monkey 🙂
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Nicholas Vendemia, M.D. Plastic Surgeon, New York City MAS / Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery www.ManhattanAestheticSurgery.com
Photo Credit: HuffPo
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