This is why loads of young TikTok stars and influencers are removing their filler
The BBL era is over ladies
An increasing number of influencers are now publicly sharing their experiences of removing their filler. Long gone are the days of notorious big lips and cheek fillers, instead 2022 appears to be the year of the more “natural looking-influencer.”
Initially leading the way back in October 2020 was perhaps Love Island’s most influential social media star to date, Molly-Mae.
In a YouTube video, watched by eight million people and titled, “I HAD MY LIP FILLER COMPLETELY DISSOLVED”, Molly-Mae passionately spoke out about the importance of loving your natural self.
Other celebs such as Amy Schumer are also choosing to get their facial filler dissolved. In an Instagram, post, Schumer said: “I tried getting fillers. Turns out I was already full. Thank God you can dissolve them. I looked like Maleficient.”
Former playboy bunny Crystal Hefner has also taken to Instagram recently, declaring that she has “removed everything fake” from her body, having become disillusioned with the idea of filler.
Even the Kardashian-Jenner clan, who have been frequently accused of utilising filler as a central part of their brand and notoriety, have since been questioned on a possible recent filler removal. Many Kim Kardashian fans have speculated that she used her drastic weight loss for the Met Gala to hide the filler removed from her buttocks, though the star has never confirmed having such filler in the first place.
The “BBL effect” that previously dominated social media has, arguably, now come to an end, though many young influencers still speak in favour of injectable BBLs.
Younger social media stars, arguably those who were previously most influenced by the likes of filler-obsessive Molly-Mae or Kim Kardashian, are now too choosing to remove their filler, with twenty-year-old TikTok creator Olivia Neill, proudly championing this.
With over 1.3M followers on TikTok, she recently took to the social media platform to hold herself “accountable” for the change in her physical appearance, sharing that her decision was taken due to unhappiness with the migration of her filler.
So, why are influencers moving away from filler and is the change here to stay?
Speaking to Glam Magazine, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich attributed this rise in filler removal to the fact that the initial craze pushed many to get filler from injectors rather than medical doctors, often leaving them dissatisfied with their results (as Olivia Neill was).
It is a “common misconception”, Vasyukevich says, that lip fillers are capable of dissolving on their own, instead migrating to other areas of the face, resulting in a “botched” facial effect.
Filler removal videos have also recently gone viral on TikTok, with a video by 23-year-old Niki Avraam-Clarke sharing her experience of dissolved filler achieving over one million views. The sharing of videos like this has undoubtedly alerted many to the procedure of lip filler removal in the first place, as well as helping to normalise the aesthetic of thinner lips.
@missnikiclarkeWhat they dont show you..♬ original sound – Niki Clarke
However, the filler trend certainly doesn’t seem to have been entirely dismissed by young influencers, with many now turning towards the promotion of “I woke up like this” treatments, such as the so-called lip flip, which uses Botox to give the lips a poutier look, and lip blushing, a permanent makeup technique.
@victorialyn The LIP Blush‼️💕Ok WOW?🤯💋What do we think of this natural rosy/glossy lip trend?😘 #lipblush #lipblushing #makeup #beauty ♬ As It Was – Harry Styles
Though influencers such as 2021 Love Island star Faye Winter, who became a widespread meme throughout her time in the Love Island villa due to the size of her lips, was previously credited for choosing to remove her filler, she has since gone back on her decision, stating that she “loves her lip filler” despite the new trend towards a more “natural” look.
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