Beauty

Kylie Jenner says she had her lip filler removed. Here’s how she (probably!) did it

The new mother is going au naturel.

By Erin Cook

Kylie Jenner likes a plump pout. We all know that. Over the past five years, the 20-year-old has built a multi-million dollar empire off her love of makeup and over-lining her lips.

For years, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star denied using filler to make her lips bigger. But then, during an episode of Life of Kyle in 2017, she came clean about her use of injectables and why she decided to go down that path:

"I was 15 and I was insecure about my lips. I have really small lips. And it was like one of my first kisses and a guy was like, 'I didn't think you would be a good kisser because you have such small lips.' I took that really hard. When a guy you like says that, I don't know, it just really affected me. I just didn't feel desirable or pretty.

"I would overline my lips with the lip liner to create the illusion of bigger lips and then, finally, I was like, this lip liner isn't doing it and ended up getting my lips done."

However, a lot can change in a year. Now, Kylie has decided that she's done with filler; she recently told a fan on Instagram: "I got rid of all my filler." Apparently, she started cutting back during her pregnancy and fell in love with the natural look.

What is filler?

There are a few different types of filler. In both Australia and the US, the most popular type of dermal filler is made from hyaluronic acid. While it may sound a little scary, hyaluronic acid is a natural compound — your body is made up of the stuff. It's a common ingredient in skincare, thanks to its plumping and moisturising properties.

It's most likely that Kylie had been injected with Juvederm Ultra or Restylane.

As New York City plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer explained to ET, silicone should never be used as a dermal filler. "Don't allow anyone to inject silicone," Dr. David Shafer said. "Don't get injections in someone's kitchen or basement. Do have your injections in a board certified plastic surgeon's office. Do ask the office how many injections they do each day or each week. Don't bargain shop — you get what you pay for. There is a high level of skill and technique involved with lip injections."

How do you get rid of filler?

Your body metabolises hyaluronic-acid based fillers over time. "Hyaluronic fillers can take six to 12 months to dissolve on their own," Dr Nick Milojevic, owner of Milo Clinic explains to Harper's BAZAAR. "This is down to an enzyme in the body called Hyaluronidases which are a family of enzymes that catalyse the degradation of hyaluronic acid, the main filler ingredient used by many clinics."

Can you reverse filler immediately?

Yes and no. Say you had your lips plumped and weren't vibing the look, there is a way to reverse the effects. However, they won't go down immediately. "If a patient wants a quicker way to remove their lip filler they can have Hyaluronidase injected directly into the lips, and they will go down within three – four days," Dr Nick Milojevic, told BAZAAR.

How did Kylie Jenner reverse her lip fillers?

Kylie hasn't gone into the specifics about how she got rid of all her filler. (Perhaps we'll have to wait for next season of KUWTK or Life of Kylie.) However, just by looking at recent posts on her Instagram, it's obvious that Kylie still has remnants of filler in her face. Dr Nick Milojevic suspects Jenner has skipped a few filler sessions, meaning her lips have gone down naturally as a result.

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