‘Botched’ doctors: Kylie Jenner was too young for lip injections at 17

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Doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow, who star on the E! realty series Botched, have performed their share of completely unnecessary nips, tucks and lifts, but it seems they have drawn the line on cosmetic surgery procedures for the teen set. On Monday’s Watch What Happens Live, the good doctors weighed in on Kylie Jenner’s lip injections, stating they felt she was too young to get the fillers. Dr. Dubrow said, “She made it acceptable for people under the age of 18 to have lip injections. We don’t agree with that.”

Dr. Nassif noted Kylie’s influence on her scores of young fans, saying “Anything that Kylie does, the whole world follows.” It’s kind of true. Her lip kits sell out almost instantly – and remember that awful #KylieJennerChallenge and some of its unfortunate results? The doctor did point out that Kylie “didn’t overdo it” when it came to her now famous pout and added “She has full lips and actually she looks pretty great, and the doctor who did it did a great job.” Yeah, the doctor may have done a good job, but those lips can’t get Kylie a Vogue cover. Sad trumpet.

Kylie first had her lips done at the age of 17. She confessed to using lip fillers on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians last year, admitting that she felt insecure about her mouth. She told ELLE Canada back in November, “After I did them, I thought it was so obvious that I didn’t have to say anything. I never denied it because I always told my publicist ‘no lip questions,’ so no one ever asked me.” If you don’t get asked, you don’t have to answer, I get it. What I don’t get is what possessed her to get injections in the first place. Her lips looked fine before, if you ask me.

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I can’t get going with the over-inflated lips, and it seems more and more young girls are getting the procedure, like Kylie and Kim Zolciak’s daughter Brielle. It’s nice to know that the doctors on Botched actually have some semblance of ethics, be that what it may, but I’m sure there are way more doctors who would have no problem performing cosmetic precedes on teenagers, and that’s kind of sad. I do hope the day comes soon when these over-inflated lips aren’t a thing anymore, but I doubt that’s coming anytime soon.

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  1. Little Darling says:

    I think she definitely had her brow lifted too, she has those perfectly arched eyebrows. That in addition to the lips gave her a much more sultry look than she had before.

    I do think 17 is too young, but it must be a challenge when you have older siblings whom are already augmented to tell the others to wait. I also find some families just think it’s okay at any age over 16? And others who don’t believe in that.

    Interesting. I’m such a coward I don’t think I could alter myself much more than maybe Botox in my brow 11’s.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      I agree. Her admissions about her lips distract from the rest of her face, which looks completely different.

      My friend just got a mommy makeover – tummy tuck and breast lift with implants. Afterward she said she wished she had gotten lipo, too. I think it is such a slippery slope. I read the reviews on realself.com and kind of fantasize about getting work done but the stories are disturbing. There is always something else that needs fixing.

      • QQ says:

        Exactly I was like; well.. this is parsing, she clearly has had way more done ALL over, and while It looks good in SOME pics I’ve seen her regular schmegular pics and up close it looks NUTS, and the fact that her parents and a dr somewhere somehow okayed this is INSANE to me

      • LoveIsBlynd says:

        I saw her on the cover of teen Vogue or some such magazine, and shudder at the influence she has on young women. Kendal’s brand of “pretty” is all about $$$ and nothing about brains or fitness.

  2. Aussie girl says:

    Sad trumpet 😂

  3. NewWester says:

    With Demon Mother,Kim, Khloe and Kourtney it was butt, breast and nose work, plus fillers and Botox, etc. Kylie has had lip injections, plus other work on her face. Kendall is rumoured to have have had a nose job. I shudder to think what North and Penelope might decide to do in the future if they continue the family “tradition”

    • Aussie girl says:

      It’s sad because their self worth is all based around their physical appearance ( which is serverly warped), what they can bring marketing and money wise to themselves and most importantly to the family/brand.

    • mayamae says:

      After Kendall, I think Kourtney is the most natural looking. Hopefully she can teach better self-acceptance to her daughter than she’s received from her own mother.

    • Flowerchild says:

      Kylie also got her butt and boobs done.

  4. Ally8 says:

    Clearly, she had them done asap because looking natural wasn’t getting her any quality modelling gigs. She just looked like a normie, not even as interesting as her uniexpression Jenner sister. So her momager suggested ways to Kardashian up her look. (Btw, when you type momager, spellcheck suggests monster instead.)

  5. lilacflowers says:

    The pretty young girl in the picture on the left has disappeared and is not visible at all in any of those later pictures. The light in her eyes is gone. Her sparkle is gone.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      I actually think she looks a huge amount better after the work she has had done. A huge amount and it is far from just the lips.
      I believe she was too young at 17 but she has said that she felt unhappy with some aspects of how she looked and had a huge amount of scrutiny and pressure placed upon her which must have magnified how she felt.
      So I guess that she looked up the best guy she could find and got the work done to look a way that made her feel happier with herself.

      • Flowerchild says:

        I disagree the spark is gone from her eyes and if you don’t fix the inside no matter how much work you do on the outside is going to change how she feels. She had had so much work done in the last couple of years which show she still not happy with herself.

        If she felt unhappy it’s because the way her mother treated her many people have said that on the show her mother dismissed her until she got plastic surgery and stared getting attention.

      • amilu says:

        I think she looks like a Real Doll — and years older than her age. Her work is so obvious, and I’m really interested to see how she looks as she ages. Heck, she doesn’t look unlike Big Ang now. What’s she going to look like when she actually hits 40?

  6. Kris says:

    Well, her doctor certainly did an excellent job. If the job was to make her look like a 30 year old hooker instead of a teenage girl. Congrats, you suceeded.

    • lallyvee says:

      Clown lips.

      • rosalee says:

        why…why…she looked lovely, now she looks like a copy of Kim..why didn’t her mother allow her to have a life of her own, a face of her own. It’s a very sad commentary.

      • pouty says:

        Those fake lips look like slimy slugs.

      • LAK says:

        Rosalee: there is a huge visual difference in naturally big lips and cosmetically enhanced ones.

        Without careful lipliner, cosmetically enganced lips look like duck lips or horrid allergy reaction.

        No matter how huge natural lips are, they never ever look wrong. Cosmetically enhanced ones always look wrong.

        And clown lips is an apt description.

        Ditto naturally big butts/ breasts.

      • Ji-Yun says:

        @LAK I agree. Lip fillers tend to project outwards, whereas naturally full lips are more upwards along a natural contour, so it almost always looks a bit shelf like.

      • Kris says:

        They even look like duck lips with carefully applied lipliner etc. Clown lips really describes it well.

      • Rosalee says:

        Lak – I am aware of the differences – I and my eldest granddaughter are blessed with natural as nature intended clown lips..

  7. Goats on the Roof says:

    Of course she was too young. And I will disagree wholeheartedly that it looks good or natural.

  8. Aang says:

    Do they last forever? Do they need refilling? If they do eventually deflate, will her lips be stretched out if she decides not to refill? I think she looks better now, but I know that’s wrong. My brain has been conditioned to think that craziness is attractive.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      They will wear off, and lips usually need to be done every 6-12 months depending on the filler used. Her lips won’t be stretched out afterwards, but she may not like the look of natural lips after having them plumped for so long.

  9. littlemissnaughty says:

    Yeah, no sh*t she was too young. I can’t believe that out of the women in this family, Kendall is (hopefully) the ONLY one to not have gotten surgery.

    It also freaks me out how lip injections and bad makeup can change a face. She looks like an entirely different person. Who was born in another decade. It should absolutely be illegal to perform plastic surgery on minors.

    • Ji-Yun says:

      Kendall had a nose job and some subtle lip injections every so often. So, not surgery free but definitely more on the down low than her sisters.

      • Elle says:

        Kendall actually has had quite a bit done including her eyes. I think they both have at least botox in the forehead if not actual eyelid work.
        If you go back far enough Kendall looks VERY different and that includes accounting for age changes.
        She and Kylie both looked quite Irish looking to me (which I think is part of their parents background) and now obv they look much more Kardashian like.

    • BTownGirl says:

      I’m so torn on this. I had a nose job at 16 that did wonders for my self esteem. Was my nose injured/deformed/etc? Nope. Did I get teased for it? No, but I didn’t feel very pretty and didn’t go on a date until I was 17. My parents, thankfully, are responsible people and took me to a surgeon that spent a lot of time with me talking about my expectations and what rhinoplasty could and couldn’t do. So I can see how parents who have a child who IS getting teased or bullied are totally okay with it. I also wouldn’t hesitate on fixing an actual deformity or medical issue. The problem comes in with irresponsible parents (HI MAMA K!) and surgeons who are way too flexible when it comes to ethics. Is it worth denying surgery to well-adjusted kids with responsible parents and surgeons to save the ones who have no business having surgery? I honestly don’t have a clue!

      • remi says:

        I had a nose job at 19 and it did wonders for my self confidence whereas before I had to always think of ways to wear my hair in order to make it look less obvious. It really affected my self esteem and my mom decided to give up some her savings for the year for me. And it was more than worth it. Also when they raised the tip of my nose they also raised my top lip a tiny bit so it looks fuller than before. In Kylies case I can see how thin lips would affect her self confidence when most tv personalities have medium to thick lips and she probably wanted them to be proportional with the rest of her facial features. When she first got her lips I thought she looked great but then she went way overboard with the surgery and got her whole face done and she became unrecognizable. I think that’s where it got out of hand and her mom should’ve stopped her cause it was surgery without a purpose. She didn’t need to get anything done at that stage yet she continued to do it and it started looking more and more unnatural.

      • BTownGirl says:

        It’s seriously life-changing, isn’t it? 🙂 I had mine shortened, narrowed, the tip sutured to make it less boxy and a little bump on the bridge planed down. Whew! the funny part is that my nose wasn’t terribly noticeable in person, but in pictures? Sweet sandwiches, it looked huge. Kudos to our mamas for hooking us up and I’m so happy to hear you love yours!!

  10. Margo S. says:

    Kylie does look so much better now. Not that she wasn’t OK before. She looked more cute then beautiful. She definitely had work done. Boobs, but, brows, nose, teeth and lips. I guess she wanted to take over where Kim left off? Kind of sad that she wasn’t confident enough in her own skin, but if she feels better now, that’s good! You do you!

    • HH says:

      I can’t say she looks “better.” She got work done at enough of a young age that we don’t know what she would have looked like. That photo from 2010 is when 13 or so (??) so obviously she will look “better” compared to that long ago.

  11. Anna says:

    In a way I don’t think it’s too young because for a lot of women (and men) their lips are a huge insecurity. Most of them don’t want thin, non-existent lips that disappear when they smile so I can see people being sure that they want a fuller mouth by their late teens. That being said I don’t think young people (or really anyone in general) should be able to get a huge amount of lip injections very quickly because they might regret going that big right away. I think it’s better to do them slowly even though it will cost more money.

    I do think Kylie should’ve been a bit older though because based on the way she’s grown up she still seems not very mature in any way.

    • Kris says:

      How old are you?

      Cause I’m thirty-nine, and the one little bit of wisdom I’ve gotten on my way here is that whatever I felt insecure about some day or other, I do not feel insecure about anymore because I’ve grown to love my body.

      Not all of it, mind you, there’s still parts I am insecure about, but definitely not the same ones I felt insecure about as a teenager (some of them, unfortunately, didn’t even exist back then…) :-/

      But hey, I’ll just wait another ten or fifteen years and I’m sure I’ll be fine with those parts as well.

      So yes, 17 is way way way too young to get plastic surgery. If it were upt o me,there would be a rule that – unless it is reconstruction of some sort – you shouldn’t be allowed to get plastic surgery unless you can prove taht you have contemplated that specific surgery for at least five years.

  12. Snowpea says:

    She looks like a completely different human now. Before she was cute and fresh and wholesome and youthful, now she looks like a 40 year old cynical old socialite.

  13. Elo says:

    She’s had more work than lips. She looks like a completely different person.

  14. Barrett says:

    I think they look over plumped, not good. I saw a young girl in her mid 20sw a business suit on. She had her overdone lips done like this. It looks so freakish in person. I read an article that said at hollywood parties you walk around and people look like aliens from the side profile. It was true. I felt sad she couldn’t close her mouth. I kept thinking she may be brilliant in business but it’s so distracting that it would be be a barrier to listening to her as a professional when you first greeted her. I felt sad that people may make fun of her behind her back.
    I felt sad in one instant about our culture and message to women. All this in 1 minute on a NY street!

    • AnnaKist says:

      I know exactly what you mean, Barrett. A young, very attractive lady completed her practicum/internship at my school, at the end of Term 3 last year…Sptember. She was at the school for 8 weeks, so was well-known by the children. We had a two week break, during which time she was appointed as a permanent staff member. When she returned after the holidays, there was a lot of pointing, giggling and open mouths for a couple of weeks. During the break, she’d undergone a makeover – new hairstyle, new breasts, very plumped-up lips and frozen face. We knew who she was but she still looked like a different person. The children she taught were very distracted, not just because she looked so different, but also that she had difficulty speaking with her huge lips. It’s such a shame, because she’s still only 22, and looked so lovely before all the enhancements, but obviously, didn’t see what everyone else saw.

  15. Talie says:

    Unpopular Opinion: Her work is really well done. I think it has elevated her natural beauty…of course, maybe because she’s so young, it has that effect because she still has natural fattiness in her face, etc.

    • mayamae says:

      I agree with you and I hate it. I think her lips look pretty natural, excepting that profile pic. I think the problem is she is upping the size because she thinks bigger is better.

      • AnnaKist says:

        Yes, profile pictures always give it away. I think it’s the puffiness of the philtrum that makes it look bad and unnatural.

    • We Are All Made Of Stars says:


    • Erinn says:

      Yeah – honestly. I don’t think it’s awful looking. I wish she’d waited even another year, but let’s be honest- this girl was going to get SOME work done no matter what. Her whole family has – it’s not a big deal to them like it would be to a lot of us. She had really thin lips. Maybe something in between the two would have looked ‘better’ – or would have been more socially accepted. But whatever. Not my face.

  16. Jan says:

    The thing I find absolutely insane is that she is building this makeup empire based on the fact that people wanted to copy her fake lips. That’s just crazy. Get lip injections, make millions!

  17. Applepie says:

    The thing is that it all looks good in photos, HOWEVER when you see these people in real time, talking, eating, smiling it all just looks weird! Cosmetic surgery is good if all you do is sit at home taking selfies. If you try and move your face then you look like an alien. I worry that this hideous family are making a whole generation of girls think they need to look like them. All that matters is how they look and what they can buy or wear. Whats wrong with being yourself an having a soul, being kind and helping others? TRASH! that’s what they are and any girl who thinks they are role models is sadly already lost.

    • Bootsie says:

      Totally agree! The difference between Kylie in motion and Kylie in pictures is huge. Static, her face looks much older but great. Once you see it moving, you realise how much she’s had done and how much that affects the way she talks and her facial expressions.

    • Erica_V says:

      When she talks she always mushes her lips together first to even out the filler. It’s so f*cking gross.

  18. Chetta B. says:

    Umm, she was also far too young for the brow lift, the eyelid surgery, the boob job, the significant chin reduction, the buccal fat removal, the nose job and the fat injections into the hips and butt, too. Am I forgetting anything?

  19. Barcelona says:

    No, no, no how can a respectable professional perform cosmetic surgery on someone that is not yet an adult?????
    There should be a law that doesn’t allow plastic surgeons to work on someone under age unless there is a medical need…say a broken nose from a car accident or some form of deformity.
    I can completely understand the constant pressure and criticism women are under in the media, from colleagues and even friends and family over they way they look and dress, but 17 is way way way too young for such important decision.
    If someone is very unhappy with their appearance and it lowers the quality of their life experience…maybe at age 18 they could make a decision to fix it. Although I would completely ban implants…silicon…really? Like any of us need more toxic stuff in our bodies. What monster came up with these huge fake bolted on scary looking implants look?

  20. kimbers says:


  21. Mp says:

    I think Kendall has also done something to her face, specifically her cheeks, i saw a few episodes, and there was Kendall before she exploded, as she looks skinny as always, but her face looks rounder, this was like not even 1 year before she became super famous, but her face looks different, more cheekbones!

  22. Lynnie says:

    My only problem is that she gets away with all her procedures because her fans are just SO young and gullible. It’s actually sad how a good majority of them think it’s “puberty”. 😪 That, and I think if she had just grown into her old face (or at least the one she had two years ago) she would’ve been stunning. As it is now though, her face won’t age well and I wonder how she’s going to deal with that.

  23. tx_ava says:

    she looks good (sometimes) from far away but seriously crazy close up..I really wished she hadn’t messed with her face so much so young

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Holy Crap! That can’t be Kylie. I thought for sure that was Big Ange!!! Say it aint so.

  24. JenniferJustice says:

    I’m more disturbed by the 2010 photo ’cause I see a boob job already by then, so lips at 17 and boobs at when? 15-16. Not cool. But this is what happens when you have older sisters changing everything about themselves and getting mega attention for it. Girl didn’t stand a chance.

    • Erinn says:

      I REALLY don’t think she had a boob job at that point. Honestly – a really impressive pushup bra, chicken cutlets and bronzing/highlighting would have done the job. And given who her sisters are – she probably learned from them what tricks to do.

  25. Bailie says:

    I would love to be able to fix a few things on myself to feel better about what I see every morning in the mirror.
    I’m almost 48 years old and would love to have a significant laser treatment for my face, neck and chest to even out my skin.
    I was extraordinarily cautious with protecting my skin, avoiding the sun, wearing sunscreen, eating organic, very clean diet, I never ever smoke or drank alcohol coffee or soft drinks and did yoga and walking for many years, but still my skin is not good.

    I would also like to fix my nose, eyes, chin and plump my lips a bit.
    Must be great to have the resources and the best of doctors at one’s fingertips. It’s really difficult to be a woman in this youth and looks obsessed society. Lots of women say that it’s not important what a woman looks like, but they’ll criticize behind your back. Many don’t follow the talk with the walk…

    • freewhitebaby says:

      Honey, slow your roll. I’m 56. Over the past 6-8 years I’ve really changed my thoughts about my imperfections. Whatever you see on my body and face is all me. It shows how I lived my life. I smoked for awhile, I’m a drinker, I love the sun, and it’s a constant (and seemingly losing) battle to keep the weight off. There’s no way I would change anything (except I would love a breast reduction but for comfort reasons more than cosmetic – they’re in my way lol).

      So give yourself a few more years before you re-invent yourself. I’m sure you’re beautiful like you are.

  26. Tessa says:

    It’s the Jaw shave and brow lift I’d be more concerned about

  27. stellainnh says:

    I think she looks so much better in the before pictures than the recent. She looks so plastic now.

  28. Bailie says:

    to freewhitebaby:

    Thank you for your comment. I wish it would be easier.
    I guess I did somethings right, because most people guess me at 38-40 years old.
    Still I would love to fix a few things.

  29. Linds says:

    I totally understand why she did it. Her lips looked fine before, but they were incredibly thin. There’s nothing wrong with that, but the trend is full pouty lips, and honestly I’ve never seen anyone drool over and talk about how much they love a girl’s small, thin lips. Kylie is raised in a family where looks are both important and an easy fix, she has the fortunate ability to change them if she pleases. She did, and now she has millions of followers and people telling her she’s the prettiest one in the family. She lives for attention and she comes by it honest. The whole family is just filled with insecure women.

    • teacakes says:

      the thing is, she started injecting so young that we don’t know what she’d have looked like with her original lips as an adult. Her lips were thin earlier, but they fit the natural structure of her face, and she was a cute kid.

      It’s all very well to say ‘I want [fill in the blank trendy feature]’ because of the beauty standard, but some faces are not meant to have huge eyes or massive lips because they simply do not harmonise with the rest of the face. That’s what all these plastic surgery addicts forget.

  30. Ennie says:

    Wow Brielle Zolciak was really pretty. What a shame. I have small lips and some lipsticks do not look too well on them, it makes them look smaller/harsh. I guess one cannot have it all. Deal with it. And I say this after having a rhinoplasty at 26.
    Some youngsters are being taught to get it all no matter what, no matter if you are too young, if you already look great, that nothing can stop you. If they applied this not only to looks…

  31. me says:

    I’m sorry but the whole world does not follow what Kylie Jenner does. Her lipkits “sell out” quickly because initially they purposely only make a certain amount of them just so they can brag about them selling out. It’s a business trick. There are a lot of complaints about her lipkit with the BBB if you want to do some research. This whole family is smoke and mirrors.

  32. Ruyana says:

    I feel so sorry for any human born to Kris Kardashian/Jenner. She has figuratively destroyed every single person she gave birth to. The fact that they have all raked in millions seems inadequate compensation for their empty and purposeless lives. They never had a chance.

  33. Mimz, says:

    I think she just did the “upgrade” all at the same time. I still think she only had her lips done and probably laser treatments, the rest of her face IMO is the insane amount of makeup she wears. She always had angular features, she just learned how to enhance them and is wearing a few extensions to get fuller hair and make her face seem smaller, plus, she lost weight. I also like that she toned the lip filling down a little, in the beginning it looked like her lips were about to explode, and for someone who has watched her snaps (i used to follow her, don’t judge), i saw her putting on makeup back then and it’s kind of crazy how weird the lips look without makeup on. it’s like your upperlip is swollen and deformed.

    Besides that, I just wanted to say I LOOOOVE Drs. Nassif and Dubrow. They’re so nice, considerate and they really do a good job! I love botched. It helps so many people who have botched surgeries. And they never accept to fix the crazy surgery-obssessed people. They could pay me to promote their show, I watch it every week!!

  34. Amanda DG says:

    I see a brow lift, lip injections, probably butt implants, lipo and a bit of a nose job. Is the girl even 20 yet?

  35. racer says:

    This look must cater to a certain species of men as well because I don’t know any men eager to cuff a plastic female. Kylie is pretty and seems harmless. The focus should be dropping her troll boyfriend not makeup.

  36. iseepinkelefants says:

    Found the article condescending to those of us that have these lips naturally. But before Kylie had it done she had no top lip. Something else happened to her face… I don’t know what, not “growing up for sure” because that takes years not two, but there is certainly witchcraft going on. She looked Jenner before and now she looks Latina which is not something that comes “naturally”.

  37. LAK says:

    17 is always too young for many things especiallyespecially surgery. Her face is still growing.