Recent media outlets have reported that famed reality star/fashion and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has gotten rid of her signature lip fillers. If you’re not a celebrity news follower or reality TV fan, Kylie is the youngest sister in the famed Kardashian clan.
Many folks are surprised to hear this news, as her famous plumped pout is what helped catapult her makeup line to million-dollar status and had fans heading in droves to their plastic surgeon’s office to enhance their own lips.
Whether or not she, indeed, had her lip fillers “removed,” or simply let them wear off, here are some thoughts surrounding the news.
Lip fillers naturally dissolve over time
Recently, fans of Jenner took note on her recent Instagram photos that her lips were noticeably smaller. One follower commented on this to which Kylie herself replied that she “got rid of” all of her filler.
What’s important to understand about lip filler (or dermal filler, in general), is that it dissolves naturally over time. Typically, of course depending on the type of filler that is used, how much is used and your body’s own ability to break it down, filler can last anywhere from six to nine months. Over this period of time, your filled areas will lessen and, eventually, completely dissolve.
Yes, filler can be dissolved sooner
Sometimes people receive dermal filler from an injector who is inexperienced or doesn’t provide the result they’re looking for. If you’ve received filler and you are extremely unsatisfied with it, and don’t wish to wait for it to dissolve on its own, you may have it dissolved by an experienced injector.
To dissolve the filler, hyaluronidase — which is a natural protein — can be injected into the area where filler was used. When injected, it encourages the break down of the filler and can lessen or totally remove the effects of filler in a relatively short amount of time…sometimes in just hours.
At the end of the day, you should thoroughly understand the ins and outs of dermal filler before making the decision to receive it in order to avoid this situation.
The bottom line
When it comes to cosmetic treatments, both invasive like liposuction, tummy tuck or breast augmentation as well as noninvasive like dermal filler and Botox, it is wise to do your research and it is vital to choose an experienced plastic surgeon.
Dr. Andrew Lofman has been providing plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures for well over a decade and is an expert in both facial and body anatomy and aesthetics. He is highly sought after and is pleased to get the bulk of his patients by way of referral.
Double board-certified and as a RealSelf Top Doctor, Dr. Andrew knows that remaining educated and abreast of the ever-changing industry is key to delivering unmatched results.
Are you interested in learning more? Contact Dr. Andrew today for your appointment.