It seems like there’s no dying down of the controversy surrounding Kylie Jenner’s cosmetic enhancements. The latest twist? Mom Kris Jenner admitting to the press that she wasn’t happy her youngest daughter got fillers at age 17.
The now 18-year-old reality TV and social media star told the New York Times that she’s had Juvéderm, a temporary filler that uses hyaluronic acid, for her lips.
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“What no one sees, is that I do have definite thoughts and ideas of what she should do at a really young age,” Kris said in an interview with Access Hollywood. “I’m from the generation that in my day—I mean some of this stuff didn’t exist for sure—but I don’t think I did one thing physically to myself until I was in my 50s. So I’m thinking, ‘Why? Why? Why do you need to do that?’ And I got really upset.”
“Then it was done and I had to let it go,” the matriach added. “She did it and I wasn’t completely supportive, believe me. But, you know, once that was done—she’s my kid. I love my kid. We make mistakes.”
But is mom telling the full truth?
According to San Diego, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Robert Singer, MD, who did not treat Kylie, consent laws in California require parental or guardian permission in order for a minor to receive the injectable. This means either Kris or Caitlyn Jenner would have had to sign off on the procedure for it to be performed legally.
But with Kris making her daughter’s procedure sound more like a “ask forgiveness rather than permission” kind of deal, it’s also possible that Kylie was treated by her doctor without parental content. News outlets refer to Simon Ourian, MD, who fills the youngest Jenner’s lips, either as a cosmetic surgeon or a dermatologist and the doctor’s own website seems to be just as ambiguous, referring to his practice as a “cosmetic surgery center.” NewBeauty could not find evidence that Dr. Ourian is certified by either the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the American Board of Dermatology.
“Normally I wouldn’t comment on a celebrity’s appearance, but Kylie has been very public about her treatment,” says Dr. Singer. “Any physician can do the injections. Unfortunately, it would not require being board-certified. It is not a procedure I would suggest or perform for someone so young. Fortunately she chose a temporarily filler.”
While board certification is not required by law to do this procedure, NewBeauty always advises that patients verify that their doctor is properly board-certified and qualified in their practice to adhere to safety and legal standards.
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