There are plenty of celebrities that choose to have cosmetic enhancements. Whether it be lip filler, nose jobs, or breast augmentations, some are pretty open about their experiences. And recently, a few reality stars have also shared some insights about having their lip filler dissolved.
Of course, as the OG of all things lips, Kylie Jenner’s lip filler removal was one highly publicised event back in 2018. And it all stemmed from a simple comment on her Instagram confirming, “I got rid of all my filler”.
The celebrities that have followed, however, are providing the detail and we for one are loving the more honest conversation. It pays to know the flip side after all!
Celebrities who’ve had their lip filler dissolved
Since rising to fame on Geordie Shore, Charlotte Crosby has undergone a breast augmentation, and nose job and was previously getting lip filler for eight years. But after the 32-year-old became a mum, she’s since spoken about her choice to have the latter dissolved.
During an episode of her podcast Charlotte Crosby Always On, she started her story by making one thing clear: “I did not get my lips dissolved because of trolls, because quite frankly, I've been trolled for so long about them and I did not care.”
“But it got to the point, after pregnancy they had swelled a lot,” she continued. “I watched [the] Geordie Shore reunion and I was watching it and I was like, ‘I look ridiculous’. For the first time, I was like ‘I look ridiculous’.”
Welcoming her little girl into the world seemed to be another catalyst for the star to make her decision. “When I'm up in my little girl's face... and I'm going [baby babble], and I'm doing all these silly noises, can she even see us over them humongous lips? Can she even see who I am as a person?”
“Eight years I'd been getting my lips done. That's a lot of filler in them lips. And I thought it's all got to go.”
Since showing the results of her dissolved lip filler on Instagram, fans have been quick to tell Crosby how good she looks. “They looked nice with the filler but look a million percent better natural,” wrote one commenter.
Similar to Crosby, Faye Winter had been getting lip filler for years before appearing on 2021’s season of Love Island UK.
“I thought my lips looked great until I came out and saw myself from a different perspective,” she said during an interview on This Morning.
But after having her lip filler completely dissolved, it still wasn’t the result she was after.
“Instantly I could see them going down, I had smaller lips again, but I had very wrinkly lips,” she said. “I had to have 0.5ml put back in as there was no elasticity in my lips anymore.”
When she entered Love Island, Winter said her lips had 4.5ml. But now with 0.5ml, she’s happy.
“This is the look I always wanted. This is the look I thought I had.”
As an avid documenter of her life, former Love Island UK star Molly-Mae Hague shared her decision to dissolve her lip filler in a 2021 Youtube video.
After first getting lip filler when she was 17 years old, Hague shared that she was now “rewinding younger mistakes”.
"I'm really toning things down and making myself feel a lot more natural,” she said. “I really don't like the way [my lips] look. I feel like over the last few months I've really noticed how unnatural they look. It's just time they went."
Upon unveiling the transformation, Hague said she felt “weirdly happy about [the results]… I feel like I've gone back to 15-year-old me again".
Main image credit: @charlottegshore
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Samantha McMeekin was BEAUTYcrew's Editor from January 2020 to June 2023. She has worked as a journalist in the beauty and lifestyle industry for over 10 years. In 2019, she was nominated for Best Digital Writer at the BSME Awards for her work on GLAMOUR UK. If you ever meet her in person, she'll probably try to guess which fragrance you're wearing (she's got a humble 60% strike rate).