Pucker up — and up.
A woman in Bulgaria has injected her lips with so many fillers, they’ve swelled to more than triple their natural size.
Following in the lip-prints of brave pout pioneers like Kylie Jenner, Andrea Emilova Ivanova, 22, says she’s gone under the needle 15 times — and spent more than $2,500 on various fillers to make her lips look more “fashionable.” And she’s not done yet.
The student at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski says she plans to get even more injections to keep up with the times. “In Bulgaria, this is fashion now,” she says.
Ivanova, who says she’s gotten plenty of support from her 15,000 Instagram followers and even marriage proposals, says she’s not sure when she’ll be kissing the fillers goodbye and settling for a more subtle look.
For the student of German philology, it’s all relative.
“I can’t give any indication of how big is too big, or can lips be too big, because for each person, ‘big,’ ‘bigger’ and ‘too big’ are different concepts.”
Her obsession is among the more ridiculous things people are doing lately to make their lips look more luscious. Lately, teens have been gluing the tops of their lips, then folding them up for a plumper look. And it’s not just women like Ivanova, either. Men are lining up for plastic surgery like never before.
“I’ve had patients saying, ‘I’m tired of people asking me when I’m going to retire. I want to be in the game,’” Park Avenue surgeon Dr. Melissa Doft told The Post earlier this year.
But the trend may be on the downswing — at least in New York. Doctors here say more people lately are deflating facial areas they had artificially plumped up.
Ivanova, for her part, isn’t one to judge either way.
“There are people who like me with bigger lips, and there are people who like me with smaller lips, but it doesn’t matter to me, because it’s important for me, how I like it.”
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