What was once considered a procedure for older women to look younger, teens have now taken over and now appear much older. Lip injections for girls under the age of 18 have been spotlighted by “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” starlet Kylie Jenner ever since the teen underwent a physical transformation for the world to see.
“Botched” star Terry Dubrow tells Zap2it that young Jenner’s popularity after a change in appearance has changed the world of plastic surgery.
“I think Kylie Jenner has become a style fashion plastic surgery icon,” says Dubrow. “This woman — even though she’s 17 — is about to become the ultimate Marilyn Monroe of her generation.”
Dubrow also adds that Jenner’s growing popularity may surpass that of her sisters.
“I actually don’t think she’s had as much work as everyone else thinks,” the plastic surgeon continues. “I think she’s had a little this, a little that and it looks good. I think she’s going to eclipse Kim (Kardashian).”
Although he gives kudos to Jenner for her post-surgery success, Dubrow says that he wouldn’t feel comfortable letting one of his own daughters, with “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Heather Dubrow, undergo cosmetic surgery before adulthood.
“To me, it’s concerning. I don’t like to see that, but it’s becoming more acceptable,” shares Dubrow. “Kylie has a way of steering the Titanic; she’s becoming so powerful.”
Jenner’s admitted lip injections were recently succeeded by former “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak’s daughter, Brielle. The 18-year-old posted a video on her Instagram that show her getting lip fillers from Jenner’s plastic surgeon. The video has since been removed.
“my lips are my biggest insecurity and I’m so happy w my results now!” Brielle captions the clip. “even though I hate needles you made this very easy! thank you again.”
“I don’t like kids doing cosmetic surgery, except ears and maybe a nose when you’re 15 or congenital deformities,” he shares. “Other than that I think you can leave the other invasive cosmetic surgery to when you’re older and you can make decisions better for yourself.”