Just take a look at the freshly volumized pouts of Megan Fox and Liz Hurley, both stars not even known for thin lips. Megan had a pair of Hollywood's most sexy and envied natural lips until she was photographed on April 17th with a new enormous upper lip that is so large she's now lost her signature bow shape.
When Liz Hurley first gained fame on the arm of boyfriend Hugh Grant, she was eye arrestingly pretty with lips that were slightly on the thin side. Now, in new photos from Apr. 27, both her upper and lower lips are freshly engorged!
Other recent infamous victims of superlarge lip engorgement -- Nicole Kidman, Christina Aguilera, Meg Ryan, Melanie Griffith, Priscilla Presley and Lisa Rinna, who have given up their naturally attractive kissers, in exchange for lips that are seen in nature only on underwater species.
I spoke to top plastic surgeons who agreed that the Hollywood lip inflation frenzy is nowhere near over.
"The majority of Hollywood actresses have had augmentations to their lips," says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Fleming who points out that most actresses actually DON'T go for all- out giganto lips, preferring more subtle inflationary measures. "The young ones ask for larger Angelina Jolie-style lips, and the older actresses in their 30's and 40's -- want to maintain their lips because they're naturally losing volume," he explains.
Now what's fascinating according to these docs is that when it comes to hugely engorged pouts, most of their non-celeb patients want bigger, sexier but NOT excessive enlargement.
"The public has caught on, but not Hollywood," says NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Pearlman.
Now here's where Hollywooders go crazy wrong. In normal human nature, the lower lip should be 1.5 to 2 times the size of the upper lip, explains Dr. Pearlman. "And in classic Hollywood beauties like Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly and Carol Lombard, the top lip has an exquisite bow shape."
However, in this new super-large lip world -- Dr. Pearlman says it's amazing how many actresses have obliterated their naturally beautiful delicate bows and now have upper lips that are equal or even larger than their bottom lips! Hello, trout pouts. Yes, that's exactly what oversized top lips create.
So ladies, in this case, bigger is NOT better! Honestly Megan, Liz, Nicole Kidman, Meg Ryan, Christina Aguilera, and Priscilla -- you were absolutely adorable before you got into lip OVERLOAD!
What a difference from former Hollywood eras when the legendary leading lady Clara Bow's petite pout, was the most desired in the world. Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Vivien Leigh... The greatest beauties that ever lived -- had thinnish upper lips featuring a bow shape that lip engorgement would have destroyed.
Who's to blame? "Celebrity doctors who don't say no," believes plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Fallek. "When you have insecurity combined with physicians who don't want to say no - it equals BAD results!"
I'd say so. Hollywood leading ladies -- it's time to throw away your lip fillers -- are you listening?
- Bonnie Fuller