Kylie's cosmetic surgery confessions:
"People think I fully went under the knife and completely reconstructed my face, which is completely false. I'm terrified! I would never," she says in the February Paper mag interview.
"They don't understand what good hair and makeup and, like, fillers, can really do."
When someone on Twitter told Kylie a few years ago she was "more plastic than Barbie", she gave back as good as she got:
"Well, I haven't done anything except my lips but nobody seems to believe that, so I don't really care. But I did just turn 18, so it kind of surprises me when people think I've undergone so many surgeries. My mom wasn't even going to let me get my lips done, so, there's no way in hell she was going to let me get my boobs done, or my butt, or anything else."
In a 2018 interview conducted by her sister Kim Kardashian for the Evening Standard newspaper, Kylie said of plastic surgery, "I feel like if it makes you feel better, and if that’s what you want to do, I’m not against it. Right now I probably wouldn’t do anything, actually."
[To which sister Kim responded, “You’re 20, so I hope not! We’ll talk in 20 years, and then maybe you’ll have a different answer!”]
The pout problem
After growing up on camera as part of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians tribe, Kylie's insecurities about her looks - and the callous comment of a boy - made her turn to lip fillers.
She tells the story in episode 7 of her spin-off reality series, Life of Kylie.
“I was 15 and I was insecure about my lips. I have really small lips. And it was like one of my first kisses and a guy was like, ‘I didn’t think you would be a good kisser because you have such small lips.’ But I took that really hard."
“Just when a guy you like says that, I don’t know, it just really affected me. I just didn’t feel desirable or pretty. I really wanted bigger lips. I would overline my lips with lip liner just to create the illusion of bigger lips. And then finally I was like this lip liner isn’t doing it. [I] ended up getting my lips done.”
For a while, after the birth of 1-year-old daughter Stormi, Kylie went back to au natural, as seen in the July 2018 photo above, even though she admitted that she thinks her daughter's lips are the goal: "She has the most perfect lips in the entire world. She didn’t get those from me."
But it would seem it's now back to business as usual on the enhanced-smacker front for the world's youngest self-made billionaire.
What about that bubble butt?
While Kylie says the only work she has had done is lip fillers, and that her changing body shape over the years is down to factors like how old she is and expensive potions - and let's not forget how pregnancy can do things to your womanly curves - it seems that the speculation that she has had butt implants won't go away.
A December 2018 article in Elle magazine has plastic surgeon Dr Giannitrapani suggesting that she has had some surgical help in those areas: "I would speculate that in recent months, Kylie has undergone fat transfer to her hips and buttocks to further enhance her hourglass curves," he says.
Backing up this point of view, celebrity dermatologist Dr Tabasum Mir said of Kylie's shapely bum: "She has had her hips and butt done for sure."
Has Kylie had a boob job?
The changing shape of Kylie's tatas have everyone asking: are they all natural?
Dr Giannitrapani believes looking at pictures back then and now would show she has had work in the chest area: In the Elle article he says, "There is a clear size increase to Kylie's breasts looking at the side profile of these comparison pictures."
"If she intended on keeping the procedure a secret, the surgeon will have gone for an implant size to suit her frame and for the result to look as natural as possible whilst still creating the volume increase she desired."
But Kylie has other explanations for the apparent increase in size.
"No, people - I haven't gotten breast implants! Everyone is obsessed with that. Truth is, as I've gotten older, I've gained 15 pounds and my body has changed. I've definitely filled out," she wrote on her website.
“My boobs are defiantly three times the size, which bothers me. I have stretch marks on my boobs. My stomach isn’t the same, my waist isn’t the same, my butt’s bigger, my thighs [are] bigger.”