In a new move to become more like older sister Kim Kardashian, 16- year-old Kylie Jenner has reportedly plumped her kissing lips with the help of high-profile Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr John Leesman. Taking a leap from her famous sister, whose plastic surgery helped catapult her to international fame, Jenner appears to have followed the road-already-traveled, exploring the surgical route that helped make her reality-television family so famous.
Debuting a new blunt-cut hairstyle and ombre ends earlier this month, Jenner took her transformation one step further, changing up her once preppy, fresh look with cropped shirts, pentagrams, dark eye make-up, ripped jeans – and according to fans, a pair of brand new lips.
Fans of the starlet threw themselves into a Twitter overdrive when Jenner posted a series of Instagram photos to her 8 million followers, depicting the once slim mouthed reality star with a decidedly plumper face.
“What is Kylie thinking? She’s not Kim, she’s Kylie. Her lips were fine! #KUWTK,” peeved one disgruntled fan.
The PacSun designer, who runs the label with the help of model sister Kendall Jenner, is also fighting claims she went under the knife to slim a “bulbous” nose.
Swooping to deny the claims, Jenner’s camp has called the allegations “absurd” and “so ridiculous”, with Kardashian matriarch and momager Kris Jenner claiming “none of my children have had any work done to their face. This is not something we endorse.”
But others aren’t so sure.
According to renown plastic surgeon Dr. Phil Werring, Jenner’s face has gone from youthful and fresh to mature and sculpted, an opinion shared by US based surgeon Dr. Robert Guida and several others in the field.
“She’s had something done, absolutely,” said Werring, a surgeon with Calabasas Cosmetic Surgeons. “The shape of her top lip has changed with certainty, and although the change is obvious, it’s not overdone. The question is not whether she looks better, but instead: was she too young to do it?”
Says Guida, “She has Kim’s hair, Kim’s eyebrows, Kim’s false tan and now, Kim’s lips. She’s becoming her sister.”
It’s not the first time a member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has opted plastic surgery to change their look for fame. In 2008, Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kourtney Kardashian went under the knife for breast implants, while sisters Kim and Khloe have been the targets of cosmetic surgery speculation for the duration of their careers, battling claims they’ve reduced their noses, plumped lips and lip-sculpted their bodies. Most notably, sister Kim’s famously large bottom was x-rayed for an episode of the family’s reality show to dispel rumors she had implants.