the evo­lu­tion of en­hance­ment

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Gus­tav Neu­ber,

a plas­tic sur­geon from Ger­many, uses fat from a pa­tient’s arm to fill up a scar.

in Vi­enna, Aus­tria, a

sur­geon in­jects paraf­fin into a man’s scro­tum, and doc­tors then start in­ject­ing it into lips (and breasts and noses). Most pa­tients wind up with per­ma­nent masses called paraf­fi­no­mas.

Doc­tors be­gin

in­ject­ing liq­uid sil­i­cone into pa­tient’s lips. The per­ma­nent ma­te­rial causes bumps and nod­ules, but the prac­tice con­tin­ues for decades.

the first col­la­gen

filler, Zy­derm, is FDA ap­proved. It’s de­rived from cows and re­quires an al­lergy test. Hu­man col­la­gen fillers fol­low 22 years later.

Der­ma­tol­o­gist Dr

Arnold Klein pi­o­neers col­la­gen lip in­jec­tions in – where else? – Bev­erly Hills, US. “Lips are the only vis­i­ble sex­ual or­gan,” he tells The New York Times years later.

Swedish sci­en­tists

cre­ate Resty­lane, the first non-an­i­mal hyaluronic acid filler. It’s ap­proved by the FDA in 2003, but not ap­proved for the lips un­til 2011 – so doc­tors use it on the lips off-la­bel for years.

Kylie Jen­ner ad­mits

she had her lips in­jected. Google searches for ‘lip fillers’ in­crease by 11 300% within 24 hours.

Ju­vé­derm Vol­bella

XC, the filler with the low­est con­cen­tra­tion of hyaluronic acid out there, is ap­proved by the FDA. The gel has a soft con­sis­tency that is ideal for sub­tle en­hance­ment and fill­ing lines around the lips.

Kylie Jen­ner

an­nounces, “I got rid of all my filler,” on In­sta­gram. Soon af­ter this, Google searches for ‘lip filler re­moval’ spike 10 000% that same day. ➻

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