Pop superstar Ariana Grande recently opened up about her past experience with lip fillers in a refreshingly transparent interview.
As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Soni applauds Ms. Grande’s candidness and believes her story can spark important conversations around cosmetic procedures.
At Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness, our goal is to educate and empower patients to make informed decisions about their aesthetic goals.
Lip fillers are a popular injectable cosmetic treatment used to add volume and definition to the lips. The most common fillers used today are hyaluronic acid-based products like Juvederm and Restylane.
When expertly injected, lip fillers can create a subtle, natural-looking enhancement or more dramatic augmentation depending on the patient’s desires.
Ms. Grande shared that she had been receiving lip filler injections since her teens to enhance her naturally thin lips.
She admitted to having “a ton” of filler over the years, likely gradually increasing the amounts to maintain a plumper pout as previous injections dissolved. This is a common scenario Dr. Soni sees among younger filler patients aiming for an exaggerated look.
In 2018, Grande stopped getting lip injections, feeling she had taken it too far. She has embraced her natural lip shape, though doesn’t rule out more subtle fillers in the future. Dr. Soni agrees with this measured approach and avoiding overfill for unnatural results.
When used conservatively, lip fillers can beautifully enhance the lips and balance facial features. But excessive filler can lead to a “trout pout” appearance and irregularities like bumps under the skin.
That’s why Dr. Soni advocates starting with a small amount of filler and slowly increasing over time if desired. He customizes each patient’s treatment plan based on their facial anatomy and unique beauty goals.
While generally safe, lip fillers do carry minor risks like swelling, bruising, and the possibility of allergic reaction. This underscores the importance of choosing an experienced injector like Dr. Soni who utilizes meticulous injection techniques to minimize potential side effects. Regular follow-ups are also crucial to maintain results over time.
Dr. Soni offers personal consultations to determine if lip fillers are right for you. He will evaluate your lip anatomy, listen to your goals, and explain the best options to fulfill your wishes. Patient education and open communication are central to our practice philosophy.
Though not specified, Ariana likely used a hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm or Restylane for the plumping and shaping of her lips over the years. These are the most popular and versatile lip fillers available today.
A: In her Vogue interview, Ariana admitted to getting “a ton” of lip filler over time, gradually increasing the amounts to maintain a fuller pout. This led to her feeling she eventually overdid it.
Ariana revealed she started getting lip injections in her teens, when her career was taking off. Many believe she began filler around age 18 when her lips started looking noticeably fuller.
In 2018, Ariana stopped getting lip injections as she felt she had taken the fillers too far and wanted to return to a more natural look.
Photos of a young Ariana show she naturally had thinner lips that lacked definition. This inspired her initial filler treatments to add shape and volume.
A: Prior to this Vogue interview, Ariana did not directly confirm ever getting lip filler. But it had long been speculated based on the evolution of her lips over the years.
She seems content with her natural lips for now but remains open to subtle fillers again in the future. Ariana advocates doing what makes you feel most confident.
Besides lips fillers, Ariana maintains she has not undergone any other cosmetic procedures like a nose job or facelift. Her look has evolved through makeup rather than surgery.
No, she is not against them per se. Her main message is to avoid excessive fillers that look unnatural and to embrace aging gracefully when possible. Moderation is key.
Her candor about a taboo topic brings important nuance to the conversation around cosmetic procedures and empowers patients to make informed decisions.