Lisa Rinna had her horrible lips repaired

Tuesday October 5 2010. BEFORE & AFTER - According to reports, Lisa Rinna went under the knife again in August to have her infamous trout pout reduced. In an impulsive decision, Lisa had sillicone injected into her lips 25-years-ago. The 47-year-old actress decided to have the procedure done after saying, lips started to define who I am . She had the surgery in August and is now in her 6-month healing phase. BEFORE: 40889. Lisa Rinna attends the Best Friends Animal Society Pet Adoption Festival in Westchester. Date taken May 23, 2010. AFTER: 45588. E-TABLET/IPAD & MOBILE PHONE APP PUBLISHING REQUIRES ADDITIONAL FEES**
I always assumed that Lisa Rinna’s lips were unfixable. Like she had some nasty stuff injected into them, it settled and there was no getting that crap out of there. I didn’t think she had, like, lip implants but rather some sort of noxious fluid that made them swollen. She admitted as much last year, when she was promoting a self help book called Rinnivation. She said she had silicone injected into them in 1986, that the silicone hardened and caused scar tissue and that she needed cortisone injections to treat it. Lisa recently underwent a surgical reduction of her lips, and she says that she really likes the results and is just waiting for the swelling to go down. She’s promoting yet another book, a novel called Starlit about a soap star. Lisa of course starred on Days of Our Lives and Melrose Place. Here’s People’s report on her procedure:

She swore she’d never touch her infamous pucker again, but on Aug. 26, Lisa Rinna did just that – surgically reducing the size of her upper lip.

“My lips started to define who I am,” Rinna, 47, tells PEOPLE about why she decided to undergo the procedure. “That bothered me.”

Public reaction to her plastic surgery confession last year also upset her. After finally admitting that in 1986 she had silicone injected into her upper lip – an impulsive decision she made with a girlfriend and likens to getting a tattoo – Rinna says, “I took a big hit for being honest. It gave everyone online permission to lambaste me. It hurt my feelings.”

Now, the star of TVLand’s upcoming reality show Harry Loves Lisa (with husband Harry Hamlin) – as well as the author of the new novel Starlit – is ready to keep a stiff upper lip about her new upper lip. “It doesn’t matter what other people think,” she says. “I did it for myself.”

As a result of the procedure, she says, rather than feeling “bumpy and uneven … my lip has no lumps! It’s smooth.”

But her mouth is still swollen from the procedure and will require six months to heal fully. “It’s a work in progress,” admits Rinna, “but I feel fantastic.”

[From People]

I guess the question is – what took her so long? Has plastic surgery science advanced so much in the past few years that this kind of procedure is now simpler with less risks? I googled this, and found an answer by a plastic surgeon as to whether this is possible. Dr. B Pat Pazmino writes “Silicone melts into your tissue and infiltrates all layers of the skin that has been treated. This makes it extremely difficult to remove after the injection [to the lips]. Your best bet is to work with a board certified plastic surgeon who will be able to place any incisions necessary into the least noticeable areas of the lip.” That sounds painful. No wonder Lisa waited so long. Also, doesn’t she look a little like Heidi Klum in that “after” photo above without makeup?

The first two photos below are from a video on TVLand’s website where she’s announcing that her new reality show with husband Harry Hamlin will air this Wednesday. She says it’s premiering “tomorrow” so these must be her new lips. They do look slightly better although her lips are still huge. They’re not all sagging downward like they were before, and that’s an improvement.



Lisa before on 4/17/10. Credit:

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  1. Bill Hicks is God says:

    Great. What’s her husband going to motorboat now?

  2. Praise St. Angie! says:

    aw, I’m kind of happy for her.

    she’s a pretty lady but those lips always ruined her face.

  3. k says:

    I’m just so used to her puffy lips, I don’t know how to adjust.

  4. kelbear says:

    Her, top lip does look better. That’s all I am gonna say, I can’t stand her.

  5. EllenP says:

    The picture on the right at the top reminds me of Heidi Klum. Cute.

  6. dj says:

    That does really sound painful. Good for you Lisa! Now maybe some others in HW will follow suit.I think that was a brave decision.

  7. Anti-icon says:

    I used to love her on DOOL. I think she’s pretty nice person, but she is a CRAPPY business woman. She can’t manage her career to save her life. She starred in a Lifetime Movie with her husband about sex addiction. I decided this is what is wrong with them–one of them is/was a sex addict; and that disease can’t be cured. The lips are the least of their problems. This is my theory based upon nothing but observation of them in the media throughout the years.

  8. SammyHammy says:

    Maybe she’ll start a trend! I’d love to see other actresses stop messing with their lips, too.

    I think she looks better now, and I’m sure when the swelling goes down she’ll look really pretty.

  9. a says:

    her eyes look more open though… and not just because her lips are smaller. compare the before and after.

  10. guesty says:

    always thought they were natural since when were they ever NOT like that right? so imo they were never offensive.

  11. flourpot says:

    Oh Perseus! Yes! Yes! Er… Yeah. Her lips look great. … What?

  12. hellen says:

    I knew Lisa before she had The Lips, and I had always assumed she had some kind of Kevlar or Goretex implant. Glad to see she’s done something about those giganto pillows because they were weird and distracting.

  13. kate says:

    I am so HAPPY for her! She really looks wonderful. I COULD NOT LOOK AT HER ANUS LIPS BEFORE!!! I have no problem seeing her face now.

  14. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    She looks great!

  15. Original Gracie says:

    In the promos their show looks really cute and fun. I plan to watch. I love Harry Hamlin and I like Lisa and I want to give them a chance.

    A reality show has the ability to show them to us in a light we have never seen them in before. They might be really fun, great people.

    I plan to find out! I think Lisa looks great with her new lips, too.

  16. anoneemouse says:

    What a hypocrite! If this comment is true: “It doesn’t matter what other people think,” she says. “I did it for myself” then why change?

  17. Danny says:

    She’s always been a goofy looking chick. Just a little less so now.

  18. 8908 says:

    Fake lips are usually bad. Full lips are the best if they are actually yours. Pouty lips are sweet and cute too like SJP. It’s just stop messing with yourself. She needs to bring down the workouts cause she has too much muscle. The seem a little media whorish, but the seem like two really nice people. She looks real good in all the after photos. Looks like shell still have a set of nice full lips. She was probably like Pamela Anderson who got her boobs done when she was already a C cup. I had a customer at work come through and say it’s nice I don’t wear make-up and he liked my smile. He said women who wear alot of makeup look good at night then when the nights over ewwww. So messing with yourself with the tanners and crap is ridiculous. The surgeries. The botox. Hope Lisa lays off and Courtney Cox messed her face all up.

    Eat right excercise groom yourself.

    Wear make-up that brings out your natural features. Guys in the end don’t like the fake stuff.
    Play with the blow up don’t marry the girl with no nose job…ahahaha.

  19. 8908 says:

    Marry the girl that is not a blow up doll but has what her momma gave her

  20. Chicoulina says:

    I think she’s gorgeous!She has a smoking body and I prefer her with puffy lips then the before picture with no lips.Of course the today version.I hope they did a good job on her lips and thet she keeps them that way.

  21. Aqua says:

    She looks so much better!

  22. Tia C says:

    Good choice on the lip reduction! Good for her. I always liked her. She participated in many “Super Soap Weekends” as a host, and she did a great job. Sure, she can be a tad annoying, but she was always down to earth and fun at those things. I also kinda liked the show she used to do on SoapNet with Ty Treadway.

  23. di butler says:

    I’m 44 and would kill to have her smoking hot body. The naked pics for Playboy last yr were unbelievable. I have always loved her cute easy haircut, too. Good for her.

  24. Camille says:

    Good for her. She looks younger, so the lip reduction had a bonus side effect.

  25. Liana says:

    What a hypocrite! If this comment is true: “It doesn’t matter what other people think,” she says. “I did it for myself” then why change?

    Because SHE wanted to. She didn’t like the way they felt. It’s not hypocritical.

  26. lola lola says:

    Yuk. Why can’t people just leave themselves alone?

  27. Anoni Mus says:

    I don’t care for Lisa Rinna, but I think she did the right thing. Those lips were obscene and ruined her face. They were the equivalent of those humongous breasts some women choose to get, and just like when they get a breast reduction and look so much better, the same case here.
    Maybe she learned a lesson and she won’t tinker anymore and age gracefully? I wish…

  28. melina says:

    In the first photo her lips do look different but maybe it’s just her expression that makes them look like that. In the last two photos, I don’t really see anything different.
    I like her a lot. She was a mean b*tch in Melrose Place but one of my favorites on that silly show that I just couldn’t stop watching!

  29. Sumodo1 says:

    Maybe Pam Anderson will have her bad top lip (that looks like she has a mustache)fixed!

  30. Bopa says:

    I thought her lips were natural too because she’s had them as long as anyone could remember. I will say that it looks like her lips got worse over the years like she had more than one injection.

  31. jemshoes says:

    This is really good news for those of us who have been avoiding staring at her lips for the last – what? – 2 decades or so! 🙂 I think she’s going to look so much better now.

  32. Kate says:

    She looks much better and seems more content with herself. Good for her!

  33. Wanda says:

    The lengths people go through to alter themselves. Looks way better with a more natural lip.

  34. DD says:

    As for her comment on how she felt it gave people permission to criticize her, I don’t think people ever doubted that those lips were fake. I think she did do what was best for her, her lips were extremely distracting and having them fixed will give others a chance to hopefully see the assets she wants to be recognized for.

  35. Adrien says:

    Omg! She looks great…and younger too. Never really got that huge Jolie lips women these days are striving for. Congrats, Lisa.

  36. CB Rawks says:

    I’m happy for her too. What a relief it must be to have them feeling normal again.

  37. lily says:

    Puhleeze….hypocrite is right – “my lips started to define who I am” “That bothered me” – what bothered her is that no one was talking about her anymore – ” I took a big hit for being honest” – she loved it, she loves whining about it now – anything to stay in the public eye – if she did it for herself, why publicize it – she did it to have another lame reason to get press.

  38. craigc says:

    Nice person – but soooo insecure and mentally ill

  39. marybethhz says:

    Good Grief. She looked like a ‘star’ with her ‘before’ lips. Hasn’t she
    ever heard that beauty is odd-featured?
    The exotic? Honest to goodness the media just bullies women ’til they end up dysmorphic and disfigured. ‘Don’t be evil’.

  40. marybethhz says:

    Honestly? Baaaaaad move. She was gorgeous.

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