Lisa Rinna comes clean (sort of) about her lips

Lisa Rinna has finally spoken out about what happened to her lips. Rinna went on the Today show Monday morning to do full disclosure on her botched cosmetic work. Rinna claims that after she saw Barbara Hershey’s puffy lips in Beaches, she decided to go in for the same procedure. Rinna described the procedure as an injection of silicone to her upper lip, but not her bottom lip. Rinna claims that after one treatment, the silicone hardened, and she later had to go in for a cortisone injection, which was “gross” according to Rinna.

Rinna completes her explanation by saying “I do not blow up and down my lips.” I really think she’s trying to convince us that she only had a couple of things done to her lips many years ago, but that she doesn’t do anything to them now. Which is… crazy. Her lips are so bloated, they could be a floatation device. But I do love a good Beaches reference. Her lips are the wind beneath her wings! That doesn’t make sense, I know, but neither does this:

Say this for Lisa Rinna: She has loose lips as far as her thick lips are concerned.

“That’s the pink elephant in the room,” the actress, 45, said on Monday’s Today show. “This is the first time I have told what I have done to my lips.”

It all started 23 years ago, said Rinna as her husband, former L.A. Law star Harry Hamlin, watched from the wings. “I had silicone put in my top lip not the bottom lip.”

The look she was after was what Barbara Hershey had in the Bette Midler movie Beaches, “plump and beautiful,” said Rinna. “I was gullible enough to go and do it.”

Not that she was dissatisfied with the outcome. She loved the look, which, she noted, “Made me who I am.”

The Reversal
But then the silicone hardened, and the look of the scar tissue was no longer plump and beautiful. Next came a cortisone injection, and that was “gross,” she said.

But that, in a nutshell, is the saga of Rinna’s pucker apparatus. “I do not blow up and down my lips,” she assured fans.

There to promote her book, Rinnavation, due to be published Tuesday, Rinna – who also appears in a Playboy spread this month that her husband described as “awesome” – discussed the book’s self-help points. This includes how she got her sex drive back after having children, “or else risk losing Harry,” as well as diet and fitness advice.

[From People Magazine]

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with cosmetic surgery, but I think it’s cheap when celebrities lie about it. If they don’t want to admit what they’ve had done, fine. Don’t say anything, we’ll probably figure it out, even though it’s none of our business. It’s the lying that gets to me… like Courteney Cox saying she tried Botox once, when she now gets mistaken for Janice Dickinson. Full disclosure, Lisa! If you’re going to talk about, be honest!

Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin are shown celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary in Las Vegas on 5/9/09. Credit:

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  1. DANMOR9 says:


  2. Tess says:

    are those things lips or a pair of grossly pregnant slugs hanging on to her mouth?

  3. j. ferber says:

    Even if the silicone did harden (like breast implants used to do–don’t know if that still happens, though now I think they use saline?), there must have been a way to correct her lips so they don’t look that way. These plastic surgeons can do anything nowadays. I think what she meant about her lips making her who she is, is that they’ve become her signature (lol). Other people have bad lips in Hollywood, but hers are the worst. So people still talk about her and associate her with the worst lips in Hollywood. That’s fame, I suppose.

  4. gee_gee says:

    I just want to know who told her it looked good. I need to find that person and slap them with a silicone boob implant.

  5. DD says:

    Can’t she remove those implants? I was watching the show and I had to change channels after a few minutes because it felt like I was watching a talking sphincter.

  6. SolitaryAngel says:

    If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck….

  7. Missy says:

    Is it just me, or is there something creepy about her husband calling her Playboy spread “awesome.”

  8. michellle says:

    No Missy, creepy pretty much sums up this couple as a whole. Not to mention awesome is one of the most incorrectly & over used words around. The cosmos are awesome, nature’s biodiversity is awesome, LR is grotesque.

  9. KateNonymous says:

    Considering that the entire shape of her face changed between the Golden Globes and the Oscars, I don’t buy it.

  10. ! says:

    How is it creepy for your HUSBAND to like your nude spread? Give me a break.

  11. teresita says:

    Her lip looks like a piece of Cauliflower.

  12. Codzilla says:

    DD: Totally. The woman’s mouth looks like a swollen butthole. Crass, but true, I’m afraid.

  13. Kat says:

    Hey,DD, I could not have stated it better myself!!! A talking anus hole!!! And women who deform themselves thusly believe they actually look attractive? Jesus wept!!!

  14. ChristinaT says:

    i was just having lunch and i literally had to stop after seeing those pictures… that’s pretty sad :X

  15. poopieloo says:

    I’ve always suspected she had a procedure done where they turn your top lip a little inside out, making the inside hang out more.Because puffed up on it’s own doesn’t make those gross looking things hang off it, ick.
    It would also explain why STOPPING the injections hasn’t( thats pretending she stopped having them blown up, lol)made them look any better.
    They still look weird.

  16. Hieronymus Grexx says:

    Can’t a woman stick a hot hair curler in her mouth without people freaking out?

  17. CeeJay says:

    Yuck, yuck, yuck! Does she carry a roll of toilet paper in her purse at all times?

  18. I Choose Me says:

    ^^ ROTFLMAO at all your comments.

  19. Aleksa says:

    You´re not supposed to inject silicone anywhere in your body! Maybe it wasn´t known when she did it, but it´s dangerous because it hardens, and it can´t come off, because it´s a liquid that fuses with your tissues. IF someone feels like plumping their lips, I think the safe thing to do is collagen, from what I´ve read and seen on T.V. Not that I´ve had anything done or would ever, I´ve already had too much health-realted major surgery to go happily into an operating room…