Celebrities spark beauty and style inspiration among their fans all the time, and by now you’ve no doubt heard of the disturbing #KylieJennerChallenge plaguing social media outlets these days. There’s been much discussion about how Kylie’s now inflated lips came to be.
Is it magic makeup skills, a plumping lip gloss, a skilled cosmetic surgeon, OR, is Miss Jenner spending time each morning sucking as hard as she can into a small glass? Yes, you heard right; girls (and guys too) across the nation now have swollen and bruised mugs in an effort to emulate her famous pout.
This painful method involves participants placing their mouth over the opening of a cup or some narrow vessel, and sucking in until the air vacuum causes their lips to swell. This provides that fresh punched in the mouth look… because that’s what we’re all after. So if you’re into DIY plumping, let us be the first to advise against it. Not just for the obvious reasons of looking like you were on the losing side of a Dyson fight, but also because of the potential repercussions. You can break capillaries and blood vessels which is not only painful but can also cause prolonged damage. In extreme circumstances, the glass could break under the pressure and cause an injury that could take stitches to repair. You could have permanent disfigurement with repeated attempts.
So, the moral of the story is, please stay away from The Kylie Jenner Challenge. Don’t modify your body in a painful, potentially dangerous way to look like your favorite celebrity. Come see a board-certified cosmetic surgeon that can enhance your lips in a natural and beautiful way, without the drooling and bruising.