Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to plastic surgery, but Kristina Rei is addicted to the idea of having Jessica Rabbit lips in real life.
22-year old nail technician in St. Petersburg, Russia Kristina Rei has reportedly gotten over 100 silicone lip injections to get her lips to be as big as her idol’s, Jessica Rabbit.
Makemeheal.com isn’t sure why a cartoon character has inspired plastic surgery, but recalls that British great-grandmother Annette Edwards underwent numerous procedures to transform herself into Jessica Rabbit (See Make Me Heal’s story on Annette Edwards’ plastic surgery).
Kristina tells The Sun: ”I loved Jessica Rabbit’s huge lips. She was my idea of the perfect woman.”
Since the age of 17, Kristina has had over 100 silicone lip injections, costing over $6,200 in order to achieve her larger-than life lips. And she has no intention of stopping any time soon—despite any issues that could result from plastic surgery recovery.
“I want to go more extreme. I want to look like a cartoon character. I am addicted to it, I love it.”
Dr. David Shafer, celebrity plastic surgeon in New York City says, ” People should avoid silicone injections. In the day of HA fillers such as Juvederm, which give great results, there is no need to have liquid silicone injections and all that inherent problems that go along with it. ”
Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “The only safety issue I see with this amount of filler injected into the lips is that she can damage the skin causing splitting and tearing. If she decides later on in life, which she probably will, that she does not want to maintain this extreme look is that she may be left with stretched out and disfigured lips.”
Kristina’s lips are indeed eye-catching, but they may not be sustainable in the long run.
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