In 1986 Lisa Rinna had her lips injected with silicone. After years of being ridiculed for her upper lip (see above pic), she decided to do something about it, and have a lip reduction! “My lips started to define who I am,” Rinna, 47, tells PEOPLE about why she decided to undergo the procedure. “That bothered me.”
Rinna, didn’t acknowledge for many years that she had any work done at all. When she finally did come clean, people were harder on her. “I took a big hit for being honest. It gave everyone online permission to lambaste me. It hurt my feelings.”
“It doesn’t matter what other people think,” she says. “I did it for myself.”
As a result of the procedure, she says, rather than feeling “bumpy and uneven … my lip has no lumps! It’s smooth.”
But her mouth is still swollen from the procedure and will require six months to heal fully. “It’s a work in progress,” admits Rinna, “but I feel fantastic.”
I don’t think her lips seem much different at all, but maybe after the six months they’ll look different!