Kim Kardashian takes a lot of flak for having bad plastic surgery. Flak that Kim says is undeserved. Recently, Kim was photographed with a suspiciously full face and lower lip, leading many to believe that the young Botox user was now dabbling in fillers. But Kim says that the flu, not fillers, plumped her face.
30-year old Kim Kardashian claims that she hasn’t had any plastic surgery lately and that she is open with her fans about any procedures she has done (See Make Me Heal’s previous story on Kim Kardashian’s Botox).
“Trust me, I’ve tried Botox on the show,” she tells Extra. “I’m the first one to talk about anything that I do. It really pisses me off that all of these plastic surgery rumors are always linked to me.”
While Kim has admitted that her lips are fuller than usual, she says they are a result of being sick, not being pumped full of lip filler.
“I have the flu. I’m puffy and swollen, and I have no make-up on. Why would I just do my bottom lip?” she asks.
After seeing the photos of her full lip floating around the Internet, Kim noticed that her “top lip was smaller and my bottom lip was huge. I’m thinking, ‘That would be the worst doctor on earth to do one lip and not the other.’”
Kim says that she isn’t interested in plumping up her already full lips and won’t be getting a lip augmentation any time soon.
“It’s definitely something that I would never do,” she says of getting filler injections again. “I think my lips are big enough for my taste level.”
Despite Kim’s story that the flu has made her lips and face swell, it seems unlikely as swelling is not a usual consequence of being ill.
Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “It is not normal for the flu to cause a person to become puffy in the face unless they were allergic to a medicine they took. Maybe FLU was an acronym standing for FILLERS to LIPS and UNDER EYES. It is common to have slight swelling such as this temporarily after dermal filler treatments like Restylane or Juvederm to the lips, cheeks and folds on the face.”
Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Rhinoplasty Specialist in Beverly Hills, California says, “In regards to Kim Kardashian having plastic surgery, it is her decision as to whether or not she would like to publicize it. Plastic surgery is a personal decision, and it is at the discretion of the patient as to who they choose to inform.”
Makemeheal.com isn’t the only one that finds Kim’s story suspicious as comments have appeared across the web questioning the reality star’s puffy appearance.
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