Many women choose the look of fuller lips.  Thin lips can make the face appear average. And plumper lips can add a glamorous appeal, which may be a positive step for some individuals who are looking to enhance their appearance. There is no doubt that celebrities have been highly influential in shaping this beauty standard. Recently, there have been talks about Britney Spears and Kendall Jenner undergoing lip enhancement procedures.

Britney Spears Admits To Lip Injections in In Style Magazine

In a recent interview with In Style Magazine, Britney Spears admitted to having her lips done in the past.  She also discusses skin enhancing procedures that she enjoys getting.

In addition to her new Shiseido moisturizer and face wash, she also sees her physician, whom she references as Dr. [Raj] Kanodia, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. She mentioned that he “does fun stuff to me sometimes- I’ve had lip injections before.”  Britney goes on to discuss a peptide based face care product that he offers which she describes as green and slimy.  It is mixed and left on the face overnight.

The fact that she referred to lip enhancement procedures as “fun stuff” raised a lot of eyebrows.  After all, these injections are medical procedures. Yet, they are done to beautify the face. And also, since there are lip plumping products which are supposed to achieve a comparable effect, they are often regarded with a somewhat frivolous attitude, not unlike makeup and salon treatments.

Did Kendall Jenner Get Lip Augmentation Procedures Done

It is likely that most fans probably never knew that Britney had anything done to enhance the fullness of her lips. But with Kendall Jenner, many people are suspecting this to be the case.

The young Kardashian half sibling posted an Instagram photo of herself. Her lips not only look unusually larger than usual, but also disproportionate as well.


image posted by Kendall Jenner on Instagram*

Los Angeles Celebrities| Lip Augmentation - Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner- Instagram photo that may be indicative of a lip augmentation procedure*


Dr. Anthony Youn, who frequently answers media questions about cosmetic procedures, believes that Kendall had her lips enhanced.  He explains,  “Normally, unless your name is Angelina Jole, the lower lip is 50% larger than the upper lip…when this ratio is reversed, the lips look puffy and unnatural.”

How to Decide On the Best Lip Shape and Fullness

What lip enhancements can achieve may be flattering or unflattering.

Having a larger upper lip, relative to the bottom one immediately clues in other people that the person has had their lips artificially enhanced. Yet, this is such a common result that we see. This often has to do with patients emphasizing to their doctor how much they want their upper lip to be fuller and more prominent.  The inspiration for this effect is almost invariably Angelina Jolie and Scarlet Johansson.

What people seem to notice is that the upper lip of both women is full and extends farther upwards compared to most people.  However, the relative size of their top and bottom lip is about a 1:1 ratio. Also, since they were born with their lip shape and fullness, there is a natural harmony with the rest of their face.

Patients are advised to consider a minimalistic and subtle effect for their initial procedure.  A few weeks  should be allotted to evaluating images of this result. And specific areas that may benefit from more product should be objectively identified and considered with the help of the physician.  The doctor may decide to enhance the shape of the cupids bow, or to create a flattened effect depending on what looks best for the individual.

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