Summary: Iggy Azalea has started the rumor mills again. This time the culprit of the Iggy Azalea plastic surgery rumors is a photo of her with suddenly larger lips. Did she actually get surgery? And what can we learn from her results?
Iggy Azalea Plastic Surgery Rumors
No stranger to plastic surgery news and rumors, Iggy Azalea seems to be in the headlines again. Once it was for breast augmentation, then it was for a little bit of rhinoplasty, and now it’s, apparently, because her lips seem a little big. This leads to rumors that Azalea has undergone some kind of lip augmentation procedure. Of course, lip augmentations have been getting more and more popular over the past few years, so it wouldn’t be a shock if Azalea had indeed decided to improve the look of her lips. But this has led to some real questions about how much plastic surgery is too much.
To be clear, there’s no confirmation that Azalea has undergone any kind of procedure on her lips. She has, however, confirmed having work done earlier—both her breast augmentation and her rhinoplasty. Her plumper looking lips could be artifacts of Photoshop or makeup, especially since they first appeared on an announcement for a new album (this type of promotional material is often altered for marketing purposes). In other words, we’re not going to speculate on whether or not Azalea has had any type of lip injection procedure. However, there are a couple of things worth discussing.
How Much Plastic Surgery is Too Much Plastic Surgery?
The point of plastic surgery is, essentially, to help you feel better about the body you’re in. According to various surveys, when people tend to think about their own bodies, they’re mostly happy with the image that pops into their brains. It’s just one or two things that they’d like to change—maybe a small alteration to the nose or to the lips or to the tummy. That kind of thing. So, most people are pretty happy, they just want to change one or two things. This means that most people simply aren’t interested in more than one plastic surgery procedure.
But it does tend to happen. Once one thing is fixed, another becomes the fixation. And because of a good experience with plastic surgery, you’re secure in the knowledge that you can address that problem area. When it comes right down to it, there’s nothing terribly wrong with this approach—the ultimate test is whether or not the plastic surgery is a good call is whether or not you feel comfortable in your own body afterwards. Now, getting plastic surgery because of outside pressure is generally discouraged by plastic surgeons because, at the end of the day, that doesn’t really help anyone. What matters is how you feel about yourself.
Big Lips are in Right Now
There’s also no denying the popularity these days of big, sexy lips. People like to have big lips, and they can accomplish the look in several ways. Of course, you could always use make-up or some other cosmetic approach. But many people would like to have a permanent—or at least semi-permanent—solution. In most cases, that is accomplished via a lip injection. There are two types of lip injections, one that is permanent and one that will last several months.
The more temporary lip injection type is one that uses a dermal filler, such as Juvederm or Restylane. There are fillers that have been specifically developed to help give you bolder, bigger lips. The more permanent option (and often times, the more popular option) is an injection of your own purified fat. This will generally be permanent, and fat graft procedures have the added bonus of removing unwanted fat from other areas. There’s no denying the temptation of a procedure that makes your belly appear smaller and your lips appear larger.
That said, liposuction is a surgical procedure. And, according to the website of the Minneapolis liposuction experts at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, you should count on at least several days of earnest recovery afterward.
Do What’s Best For You
Whether or not Iggy Azalea has a lip procedure done or not, it’s important to remember that, at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what we think. What’s more important is what she thinks, how she feels about how she looks. After all, plastic surgery is designed to help you feel comfortable in your own body. That is the ultimate point of any procedure and the only meaningful measure of its success. If you want your lips to look a little plumper, you certainly aren’t alone. You should talk to your plastic surgeon about your best options for lip augmentation.
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