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What to Know About Khloé Kardashian’s New Plump Lips

Google any Khloé Kardashian picture from the last few months and you’ll instantly see a change. Go ahead … we’ll wait. 

Do you see it?

We’re talking about those lips. 

Over the last several years, Khloé has taken a lot of heat for appearing to have a brand-new face (and body) every other time we see her. Recently, it’s been no different. In fact, fans of Khloé are saying she looks nearly unrecognizable, and they’re asking her to stop the lip filler.

Let’s take a look at Khloé’s recent appearance changes and investigate some of the procedures she may or may not be using. 

Khloé’s Plump New Lips

Some of the most recent images we’re talking about are from an ad marketing a new migraine treatment. In this video, it’s easy to tell that it’s Khloé’s voice, but her face is markedly different. 

Khloé has also shared some recent images of herself working out. In these, the starlet looks gorgeous but has a notably tiny nose and huge lips — again sparking shock from fans. 

To be fair, all of the Kardashians before surgery — or what we can speculate was surgery — look noticeably different than they do now. Just look up the Kardashians before and after surgery, and you’ll see clear changes between then and now. 

Khloé and her sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian have all been rumored to have had plastic surgery. The same goes for sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner who may have had work done as well.

Big Life Changes Often Motivate Plastic Surgery

These latest images of Khloé’s new body and face are coming relatively recently after her break from former partner Tristan Thompson. Of course, we don’t know if the two are in any way related. However, it’s important to note that it’s not uncommon for people — celebrity or not — to be motivated to change their appearance after a breakup like Khloé’s. 

In fact, big life changes often spur people to change their appearance. Often, we just want something new. Or, we might be looking for a way to boost our confidence. Especially after a breakup, divorce, job loss, or similar challenging time, it can be encouraging to spend some time and money on the betterment of ourselves. And that’s not a bad thing. 

Khloé seems to have sought at least some solace in bettering her appearance after her breakup with Tristan. Getting lip fillers or other procedures may have been her way of coping with that challenging time. Anyone in a similar situation might be motivated to do the same. 

One thing to keep in mind here is that while these procedures can certainly boost your confidence, it’s also important to prioritize your mental health and wellness. You should have realistic expectations when it comes to any cosmetic treatments you choose to get and remember that they are never the answer to all your problems.

Are You Thinking About Lip Fillers?

Today, lip fillers are one of the most popular forms of injectable. While Botox still remains at the top of the list for most people, an increasing number of patients are getting on board with injectables like lip fillers as well. 

Whether you’ve had a big life change recently or not, lip fillers can be an instantaneous boost to your confidence and self-esteem. Plus, they look good on just about everyone!

Here’s what you need to know about lip fillers.

What lip fillers can do

Temporary lip fillers can be used to change the size, shape, and volume of your lips. Patients often want lip fillers to help them reverse signs of aging. If you’ve noticed your lips getting thinner and less voluminous over time, these injections can help. They can fill in small lines around your lips, help define your lips’ borders, or add volume.

Likewise, temporary lip injections can help correct defects or other issues. Fillers fix asymmetries, correct natural defects, and increase overall volume.

What to expect from the lip filler procedure

Dr. Matthew Schulman’s office offers virtually every type of temporary filler available, so the first step will be to figure out which filler(s) are best for you. 

Once we’ve selected the best fillers for you, we’ll start with a numbing cream. This will help lessen the feeling in and around your lips so that you’ll be more comfortable when we perform the injections. 

Lip filler is injected using a small needle. Today, all fillers have a special medicine pre-mixed in that numbs the area even further. You should only feel a dull sensation with each injection. 

The entire procedure will take only a few minutes. Ice will be applied directly after the injections to reduce swelling and bruising. You’ll be able to go home immediately after your lip injections and resume your normal level of activity right away. However, you should avoid strenuous physical activity for about two days. 

After a few days or up to a week, any swelling and bruising should be entirely gone, and you can enjoy the look of your brand-new lips!

How much do lip fillers cost?

The cost of lip fillers can be anywhere from $600 to $1000, depending on what type of a changes you want to see. It’s important to note that the overall price will also depend on your geographic location and who your doctor is.

What’s it like before and after lip fillers?

Before getting lip fillers, it’s important to prep. This means preparing both mentally and physically. Mentally, you’ll need to decide what you actually want out of your lip injections. How big do you want your lips to be? Are you looking to change something specifically?

Checking out lip injection before and after pictures can help here. It’s good to have a few images to show your doctor so that they can get a good idea of your goals. 

Next, consider whether you’re ready to go big or go home right now. In other words, are you going to go from no lip plumpness to super-full lips overnight? It’s important to realize that your friends, family, and co-workers will almost certainly notice this. If that’s okay with you, great. If not, you may want to ease into full-lipped you. 

After your lip filler appointment, expect to have some temporary swelling and bruising. This should last few days. Using herbal supplements such as bromelain and arnica can help, as can icing the area. 

You should also be sure to avoid taking over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen and aspirin, and you should reduce your physical activity for at least a short time. Basically, take it easy for a few days. 

What keeps lip fillers looking good?

If you want your lip fillers to last and your lips to look essentially the same over time, you’ll need to continue getting fillers at least every six to nine months.

There’s not much else you can do by way of maintenance for your lip fillers. However, avoiding the overconsumption of sugar may help because sugar has a tendency to cause dehydration of the skin and lips. It can also cause excess inflammation, which may lead to the faster break down of your fillers. 

Did Khloé Definitely Get Her Lips Done?

It’s almost certain that Khloé had her lips done. Of course, what any celebrity has had done to their face or body is always up for debate. Whether it’s speculating about liposuction, a tummy tuck, or breast augmentation, these are things that people like to gossip about but that no one ever really knows for sure. 

Still, we know certainly that Khloé doesn’t hide the fact that she’s had at least a few procedures. According to a video from last year, Khloé says she’s had a nose job. In her words, “Everyone says, ‘Oh my gosh, she’s had her third face transplant.’ But I’ve had one nose job.” She went on to say that she’s also had injections: “I’ve done, sure, injections — not really Botox. I’ve responded horribly to Botox.” Everyone responds differently to injectables. 

What type of lip injections does Khloé likely have?

There’s no way to know what lip injections Khloé may use, but it’s probable she got what most people get, and that’s Restylane and Juvéderm. These contain a substance called hyaluronic acid (essentially like a sugar gel). Over time, the body will break down this substance, and the visual effects of the injections will disappear. 

Did Kendall Jenner get lip fillers too?

Back in 2015, Kendall Jenner admitted to getting lip fillers to plump her pout. The star was just 17. It’s likely that, like Khloé, she had Juvéderm and Restylane temporary fillers. At that time, we were mostly seeing women in their late 20s and early 30s getting fillers, but the star’s new lips prompted a wave of younger teens to seek the treatment. 

While lip fillers are likely perfectly safe for young ladies of 17 or 18, it’s also important to note that anyone getting cosmetic treatment needs to be psychologically prepared for such a body transformation, and this may be more difficult when patients are younger. Of course, anyone under 18 needs to have a parent sign off on treatment beforehand as well.

Lip Fillers FAQ

Where can I find lip fillers near me?

Dr. Matthew Schulman specializes in temporary lip fillers in NYC. Contact our office today to book an appointment. 

In some cases, we can combine the consultation appointment with the actual treatment. However, if you would like to combine injectables with other treatments such as neck liposuction or facial fillers, these will likely need to be separate appointments. 

How much are lip fillers?

Lip fillers cost anywhere from $600 to $1000 per treatment. Ultimately, the price will depend on the extent of your treatment and what improvements you’d like to target. 

What’s the difference between temporary and permanent fillers?

There are two main types of fillers: temporary and permanent. Temporary fillers tend to last about six to nine months. Permanent lip fillers, on the other hand, will last indefinitely. 

What to expect after getting lip fillers?

It’s important to care properly for your lips after fillers. You will notice some numbness and tenderness, and there may be some swelling for one to two days. This should soon subside, and within one to two weeks, you’ll have a great looking pout. 

To reduce swelling faster, an ice pack can be used as can herbal supplements like bromelain and arnica. Patients should also avoid taking ibuprofen, aspirin, and other OTC medicines. 

Do lip fillers hurt?

We’ll take preventive measures before your injections to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. First, a topical numbing cream will be applied. Additionally, the injections themselves will have a numbing aid pre-mixed in. In some cases, we can do a nerve block as well.

These precautions combined will ensure that you are not in pain or discomfort during the procedure, though you will feel some pressure and a dull sensation with each injection. Some tenderness and swelling is common for one to two days after the procedure, but this should be tolerable. 

How long do lip fillers last?

Most temporary lip fillers will last between six and nine months. There are also lip fillers made of silicone called PermaLip implants. Silicone lip fillers may be attractive to patients who are tired of seeing their plastic surgeon every six to nine months for more filler. 

What is the most popular lip filler?

The most popular substance for lip filler is hyaluronic acid or HA. Hyaluronic acid is already present in our bodies, primarily in connective tissues. It helps keep the skin and eyes moisturized and lubricated. Synthetic HA has a volume boosting effect. Two popular brands of hyaluronic acid injections are Juvéderm and Restylane.

Lip Fillers NYC

Want full, sumptuous lips without implants? Fillers can help you achieve lovely lips that look great even without makeup. Plus, because many lip fillers are not permanent, the injections can also be adjusted over time to help you achieve the most perfect pout for your face shape and features. 

Take a look at our lip fillers before and after photos to find a lip shape and volume level that fits what you’re looking for. Then be sure to mention it at your upcoming consultation appointment.

Ready to book? Give our office a call today!