Late last year, Lisa Rinna realized and confessed that her fondness for fillers had left her looking unnaturally enhanced. She told In Touch magazine that she switched from Botox to Juvederm, and went a little too far with the hyaluronic-acid injectable. But, as we learned recently, that wasn’t the whole story behind her admittedly overdone appearance.
Rinna has now revealed that, 23 years ago, “I had silicone put in my top lip.” While promoting her new book, she went on to tell Today show viewers that the silicone hardened and created and unappealing, telltale scar-tissue look. At that point, she received a “gross” cortisone injection.
Her ordeal and outcome is a prime example of what board-certified plastic surgeons have been saying for years: patients must realize that some injectable fillers are riskier than others, and inappropriate use for lip augmentation can lead to unsatisfactory results.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the key is using the appropriate filler in the correct area. Semi-permanent fillers used in the inner lip area can cause long-lasting lumps. Silicone, which is permanent and not FDA-approved, can cause late-developing infections and granulomas which may need to be surgically removed.
Before pursuing a sexier pout, be sure to educate yourself about safe options and choose a qualified doctor for your procedure.
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