Being a celebrity involves a lot of perks – you get paid ridiculous amounts of money, you get to travel in luxury, you can go on a shopping spree pretty much whenever you want, wherever you want, you get to wear couture gowns, you never have to wait in line at a restaurant, etc. However, there is one big downside to fame – all that adoration also comes with a healthy dose of scrutiny. Celebrities see themselves plastered all over the tabloids day in and day out, and their flaws are often amplified for the world to see.
While there are some celebrities who remain firmly anti-cosmetic surgery, being constantly photographed from all angles often sends other celebrities running to the plastic surgeon’s office. Some take things way, way too far and end up becoming caricatures of themselves while others simply get a little nip and tuck that enhances their feature and leads the public to question whether they got anything done or not.
There are a lot of cosmetic procedures that have become fairly common in Hollywood, from breast augmentation to rhinoplasty, but one of the most common is without doubt lip injections. After all, who doesn’t want the perfect pout?
Here are 15 celebrities who have gotten lip injections (no, that’s not just a plumping lip gloss.)
15 Kylie Jenner
For months, Kylie Jenner drove women around the world crazy. They carefully lined outside their natural lip line and diligently filled it in, yet they just couldn’t achieve the results that Kylie said were all due to skillful make-up application. Then, she finally came forward and admitted that no, that luscious pout wasn’t just a result of make-up trickery – she got lip fillers put in to deal with an issue she had always felt self-conscious about. Now, Kylie Jenner’s lips are perhaps one of the most notorious parts of her body – they’re basically to Kylie what big sister Kim’s derriere is to her. She even tried to capitalize on her asset by putting out a line of (poorly reviewed) lip products. While Kylie has grown up in front of the public thanks to her role in the family’s reality television show, the thing that seems to have grown most of all are those lips.
14 Nicole Polizzi
It can be tough to judge what kind of cosmetic changes Snooki has had done because of her weight loss. When she first entered the public eye as the party-loving, hard-drinking, hilarious guidette Snooki on the reality television show Jersey Shore, Snooki was extremely short, but she definitely had curves. Since stepping away from the bar (although not away from the cameras), Polizzi’s life changed dramatically. She started working out like crazy, leading a more healthy lifestyle, and focusing on being a mom rather than the life of the party. While the rest of her has shrunk over the years, there’s one part of her body that hasn’t gotten smaller – in fact, they’ve gotten bigger. Yes, we’re talking about her lips. Hey, if that’s what you need for a little burst of confidence, if that’s what makes you feel like one hot mama, we say go for it. Pumping up those lips is still better than fist pumping in the club.
13 Lisa Rinna
Lisa Rinna’s cosmetic surgery journey is basically an instruction manual on what not to do. When she first came to Hollywood and was trying to make it big in the entertainment industry, Rinna decided to get lip injections to plump up her pout a bit and make her appearance a little sexier. Unfortunately, she plumped them up a little too much – way more than could pass as natural. Over the years, she learned to embrace her pout, even making jokes about it in interviews and good-naturedly answering questions. However, Rinna proves that, thanks to today’s technology and medical advances, the stupid decisions you made when you were young can sometimes be addressed. A few years back, she actually had some of the silicone removed from her lips to tone down her trout pout – and she looks gorgeous either way. As with any cosmetic surgery decision, it’s all about what makes you feel confidence – and while a plumped up pout was the ideal for a younger Lisa Rinna, the older star wanted something more subtle.
12 Lindsay Lohan
Due to various issues over the years, Lindsay Lohan’s overall appearance has definitely suffered. When she started making it big and scoring roles in iconic films like Mean Girls, Lohan was a curvy red-head who broke the average Disney starlet mold with her womanly figure. Then, she shrunk down to a much smaller size, losing those signature curves, dyeing her hair platinum blonde, and making a lot of poor life choices. Sometimes in between, she opted to add a little something extra to her pout, getting some lip injections to create a fuller look. As of late, Lohan has been heading a bit closer to her original look, with her locks returning to a darker shade, but we have to admit – we kind of like her original lips better. In the words of Gretchen Wieners, female celebrities, we wish you would stop trying to make lip fillers happen. They’re so not fetch.
11 Heidi Montag
While everyone who was a fan of The Hills knew exactly who Heidi Montag was since season one of her tearing up Les Deux with a young Lauren Conrad, she became a more notorious public D-List celebrity once she underwent her series of plastic surgeries. Before her surgeries, Montag looked like a normal California girl – blonde, pretty, and slim. She underwent everything from breast implants to lip injections in some sort of attempt to become a perfect California beach Barbie, and has spoken since about how she regrets her choices. We can’t even imagine how painful it must have been to have that many surgeries within such a short time frame, and if a little nip or tuck helps your confidence, only you can make that decision, but to be honest, we kind of liked Heidi’s original face a little better. It may not have been as symmetric and doll-like, but it had character.
10 Nicole Kidman
At this point, Nicole Kidman isn’t exactly a young starlet rising in the scene – she’s been in the entertainment industry for almost three decades and has earned her fair share of awards. When she first started catching the public’s eye in Hollywood and not her native Australia, she looked like a slightly exotic girl next door – perfect pink lips, blue eyes, and strawberry blonde hair. Over the years she’s definitely gotten more glam as she grew accustomed to red carpet events and flawless, professionally applied make-up, and there’s one thing in particular that has changed noticeably – her lips. Sure, she’s gone through some style changes over the years, most notably going from her natural curls to rocking a straighter hairstyle, but she also had a little something extra injected to plump up her lips. Hey, if we were married to Tom Cruise, we’d probably go running to the plastic surgeon’s office too.
9 Megan Fox
Megan Fox has gone through quite the style evolution over her short time in the entertainment industry. When she first emerged as a bit of a bad girl character in teen flicks, she looked like a typical 00’s teen – a little bit too much make-up, trendy clothing and jewelry, and natural features. She then went through her tattoo phase, where she started inking herself up as a new way to express herself, before finally settling on her current look – a little more glam, a lot more natural, fully embracing her motherhood and trying to move away from the sex kitten identity. While her physique has changed a fair bit over the years, as have her hairstyle and clothing choices, there’s one other thing that looks a little different than it did when she was a teenage starlet – her lips. Sure, weight fluctuations can maybe account for the slightly narrower, more angular face shape she has now, but not for those slightly more plumped up lips.
8 Sarah Harding
While American audiences may not be as familiar with this blonde bombshell, Brits will likely recognize the singer from the legendary girl group Girls Aloud (yes, the one that made Cheryl Cole an international sweetheart). While many celebrities vehemently deny getting any cosmetic surgery procedures done, no matter how obvious they are, Harding owned up to her choices in an interview with Fabulous magazine, saying that “around Christmas I got a little bit experimental and decided to have some filler in my lips…it was a very silly thing to do. Thankfully, they have gone back down now.” The reason behind Harding’s holiday season experimentation, by her own admission, was that she was feeling a little bit apprehensive about entering her 30s. Hey, we totally get it – aging is kind of terrifying for an average person, let alone a pop star who is frequently snapped by the paparazzi. We’re glad Harding realized she’s naturally beautiful, without any enhancements.
7 Jessica Simpson
Back at the height of her fame, Jessica Simpson was the wholesome alternative to more risqué pop princesses like Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. However, that doesn’t mean she’s immune to making changes to her appearance. In 2005, when she was a rising pop star in her 20s, she decided to get lip injections to add a little more plump to her pout. However, it wasn’t exactly the subtle look that she had likely intended – she definitely got a case of trout pout. A year later, she spilled all about her cosmetic surgery adventure to Glamour, saying that she got Restylane but didn’t really care for how fake it looked. The process didn’t seem to scare her off forever, though – if you look closely, every now and then, her lips seem just a little bit too plump – subtle injections seem to be something the pop star enjoys getting every now and then.
Again, if you’re not from the UK, you might not recognize Tulisa as readily, but for music fans in the UK she’s a household name. Tulisa was a member of a hip hop group called N-Dubz for about a decade before the group took a hiatus; she’s also created music as a solo act and, more notably, has served as a judge on the UK version of The X Factor for several seasons. While she’s been in the music industry for quite awhile, she’s still only 28 – and it seems like having to deal with fame at such a young age had a bit of an impact on her. A down to earth girl from Camden, she was thrust into the spotlight once N-Dubz took off, and over the years made tweaks to her original appearance. The most noticeable tweak, obviously, was the lip injections she decided to get at one point.
5 Renee Zellweger
Ah, Renee Zellweger. She’s a bit of an unusual star – she’s most recognized for a role in which she doesn’t look much like herself. Zellweger has been in the industry for quite awhile, but became a household name after snagging the role of British every girl Bridget Jones in the films adapting Helen Fielding’s iconic novels, a role for which she gained a fair bit of weight to plump out her svelte frame. Then, Zellweger eventually took a bit of a hiatus from Hollywood. When she stepped back into the scene recently, people were slightly startled by the change in her appearance. Zellweger has always had slightly plumper than average lips, but just something about the structure of her current lips makes it seem like she may have had fillers along with whatever other cosmetic procedures she opted to have done. Hey, as long as she brings Bridget Jones back to our screens for a third film, we don’t care.
4 Hailey Baldwin
It seems like stars decide to get lip injections at one of two points in their lives – either when they’re a little bit older and trying to hold on to that plump, youthful glow in their face, or when they’re quite young and trying to make it big. Hailey Baldwin, who is only 19 years old, has been making waves lately thanks to her modeling career – and the tall blonde definitely fits into the world. However, pictures of her definitely make it seem like she has opted to get some fillers to plump up her pout – her upper lip, in particular, has definitely grown. While many actresses opt to get cosmetic surgery throughout their career, models tend to be a bit more hesitant to change their features – after all, their faces and bodies are pretty much their livelihood, their canvas. Perhaps Baldwin felt that getting her lips enhanced a bit would really help her career take off.
3 Bella Thorne
Though she’s only 18 years old, it seems like Bella Thorne has been in the entertainment industry forever. She started out in productions aimed at younger audiences, playing the character CeCe Jones on the Disney series Shake It Up, and appearing in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Perhaps it’s her long red locks that make her so memorable, but whatever the reason, she’s been getting a lot of attention from the public lately for her often revealing outfits. It seems that she wants to make sure that all that attention from the paparazzi results in some good photos, as she seems to have made some changes in one particular part of her face – her lips. While her hair is pretty much the same shade and her facial structure looks very similar, her lips look way, way more plump than they did in earlier photos. Well, with a last name like Thorne, we guess she must be accustomed to sharp things.
2 Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea has been very honest about one particular cosmetic surgery she had done – her breast implants. Shortly after she got them, she could hardly wait to spill the beans and show off her new curves, ecstatic with the confidence they gave her. What she hasn’t been as outspoken about, however, is another enhancement that she may have had done – lip injections. There has been a lot of speculation about what Iggy Azalea has or hasn’t had done because her face has changed fairly dramatically since she first stepped onto the scene, but there’s no doubt that her lips have been looking a lot plumper lately than a young Iggy Azalea’s lips did. After all the relationship drama she went through, we’re not going to fault the girl for wanting to get a little boost of confidence at the surgeon’s office – although we love the old Iggy just as much.
1 Farrah Abraham
Farrah Abraham has certainly had an interesting life in her 25 years so far. She first stepped into the public eye as a reality show cast member on 16 and Pregnant and later on Teen Mom. She appeared on several seasons of Teen Mom before trying to hold on to her 15 minutes of fame by releasing a sex tape with adult film star James Deen. I mean, using a sex tape to launch a multi-million dollar career worked for Kim Kardashian, why wouldn’t it work for her? Unfortunately, the sex tape didn’t yield much, she continued to make the rounds on reality television, and she experimented liberally with plastic surgery, including breast implants. However, she made headlines awhile ago when she received some lip injections that weren’t just bad – they were really, really bad. Abraham apparently had some kind of reaction to the procedure and her lips ended up swelling up like crazy. Yikes!