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“Lisa Rinna Lips” is the real topic of this story:
News of the burglary overshadowed Rinna’s earlier revelation that she’s had that famous, artificially enhanced upper lip of hers reduced through cosmetic surgery. The actress, 47, revealed to People magazine she underwent the surgery in August to reduce the pillowy upper lip she had injected with silicone on a whim back in 1986. In the couple’s first segment on TODAY Tuesday, she told Meredith Vieira, “I did it because I no longer wanted my lip to define me. I had never thought that you could do anything about it, and I found out there is something you can do. I had no idea you could reduce it, so I was like, ‘Yes! Let’s do it.’ ”
As Ms Rinna was doing her media rounds for her reality show, the subject of her famous lips of course came up. She apparently described her recent procedure as a lip reduction. This was much more likely a “removal” operation designed to cut out the silicone scar from her silicone injections of years prior. Liquid silicone when injected into soft tissue does not usually stay soft over time. It frequently becomes encased in firm scar at times forming hard lumps which can hurt.
Lip surgery to remove old silicone injected there is the only real way to improve people who have had silicone lip injections. Ms Rinna’s lips were becoming kinda funky. It is difficult to know how much of this was the silicone and how much might have been something else she had used. Surgical excision (in Ms Rinna’s case reduction) is not always feasible. Hers worked out well by report.
The better alternative when first considering lip augmentation is to choose a safer filler and use a moderate amount at most. Silicone injections are best avoided. Hyaluronic acid based fillers (Restylane, Prevelle, etc) are much safer, but do not last too long.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2010-10-06 07:30:49.