Is plastic surgery the best option if you want to look like Kylie Jenner? The desire to look like a celebrity is nothing new. People have been wanting to look like Hollywood stars for ages. And there’s still no shortage of news articles about women and men who want to look like Barbie.
Surgery to Look Like Celebs
Kylie Jenner is, arguably, one of the most recent additions to the Hollywood celeb cannon. Her sister, Kim Kardashian, is another one of the more recent additions (indeed, all of the Kardashians have a place on the list of celebrities that youth tend to idolize). The point is this, however: because Kylie Jenner inhabits this space in the public consciousness, people are going to want to emulate her.
So how can you look like Kylie Jenner? Well, the first step is talking to a plastic surgeon. None of the advice contained within should be taken as a substitute for medical instructions from your surgeon. But there are some ways that plastic surgery can help you achieve a Kylie Jenner-esque look.
Not Transforming Your Identity
I should make quite clear right from the beginning that this article is not about becoming Kylie Jenner. Most patients who, for example, want to emulate Jenner’s lips do not necessarily want to change their entire face. Most plastic surgery patients desire to maintain their overall identity and focus instead of bringing their physical appearance and body image into alignment.
We can use Jenner’s lips or curves as a model, but they will be grafted (for lack of a better term) onto your current identity. It’s always good to think about and discuss how any particular procedure is going to interact with your current look throughout your transformation. For example, Jenner has large lips—but lips of the same size might look way too big on your face.
You should be guided by your own anatomy and your own desires.
Procedures Guided by Jenner
But we can still look at a few procedures in which the results are often guided by Jenner’s look. Patients will often use celebrities as a kind of short hand—a way to describe precisely what they want. In general, when patients say that they want to look like Kylie Jenner, they are often referring to one of the following specific traits:
- Lips: Kylie Jenner has these kind of trademark plump lips. They’re big, they’re nicely shaped, and many patients want to emulate that. This can be accomplished either with dermal filler injections or with specific augmentation surgery. Your surgeon will be able to advise you just how large your lips should get in relation to the rest of your face.
- Curves: People could mean a couple of different things when they talk about Kylie Jenner’s curves. We’re going to narrow it down to two areas in particular: the breasts and the buttocks. Jenner is certainly known for having ample curves, and this look can be replicated using procedures such as breast augmentation and Brazilian Buff Lift. These are both procedures that are designed to enhance certain areas of the body, though they often use completely different techniques.
This is not to say that Kylie Jenner’s lips or curves are the only admirable qualities to her. What I mean to say is that they are most often cited by plastic surgery patients who happen to desire a similar result. It’s also worth noting that most plastic surgery patients want to achieve proportional results.
What Are Proportional Results?
Let’s put it this way: patients do not want curves that are the same exact measurements as Jenner’s. That’s because most patients will have a different starting point than Jenner does. What patients are looking for instead is a proportional result. They don’t want the same measurements that Jenner has—they want the same proportions.
Options Other Than Surgery
If you want to look more like Kylie Jenner there are, of course, options other than surgery. There’s the fashion, the attitude, the overall look. You could replicate Jenner’s appearance using makeup and contouring. But if you want to transform your body anyway, and you’re looking for a way to articulate what you want, it’s okay to look to Jenner for inspiration.
But it’s important to note that the final results—the procedure in general—is about you. It’s not about anyone other than you. If you want to know what kind of transformations you can achieve—Jenner inspired or otherwise—contact your surgeon to set up a consultation. You can certainly use plastic surgery to look like Kylie Jenner (or at least more like her), but your primary concern will often be looking more like the real you.