A Kylie Jenner superfan had plumped up lips like the reality TV star – but had so much filler injected his lips burst.
Model Kylie Jenner has been known for changing her appearance quite drastically in the past – with one of her most noticeable adjustments being her enlarged lips.
A fan of the young entrepreneur had filler injected into his own lips from a young age, but while Kylie has since had her fillers removed, the superfan has so far stayed true to the plumping path.
24-year-old James Holt from Manchester had his first lip fillers at just 16 years old, after feeling insecure about his lips.
The man shared a video of his swollen lips – watch it here:
Once the first fillers did their work, James seemed to become hooked on the idea of changing his looks and continued having procedures. The Kylie-lover has spent £14,000 on his lips alone, having them filled every two to four months.
But of course, skin can only stretch so far.
The Brit had so much filler injected into his lips that his smile split, and the filler began to spill out.
James spoke about how his treatments have given him complications. As well as the filler spilling out, his lips have also sunk in the past.
I have had a few problems along the way where the fillers have come out of my lips because there was too much filler in them, my lips have rejected it, and the middle of my lips has sunken before. My lips have also bruised due to their size after treatment.
After my nose jobs there have been complications as I can’t breathe through my nose and I sound quite nasal. I have trouble sleeping because when I’m trying to breathe out of my nose I’m not able to, so I wake up.
I don’t really have any inspiration, I just go for what I feel like. It’s my touch on me because I want to stand out and look different. Before I looked boring and plain, I looked just like everybody else.
I’ve been doing it so long that it’s like maintenance now.
Alongside his lip enhancements, James has had Botox every three months since the age of 18 – the procedures totalling £12,000.
He’s also spent £4,000 on cheek fillers, £1,000 on chin fillers, has teeth whitening twice a year, Botox injections into his armpits to prevent sweating, and has had two nose jobs – which cost £4,000 each.
The 24-year-old spoke about his various procedures.
I wasn’t happy with my natural look, but I feel comfortable with this fake look.
I started when I was 16 when I found someone who would give me lip fillers, and I think it’s got better with time.
I like going to different people to have work done because there’s different techniques that they can use. It adds to my face.
I’ve always wanted to change my face after seeing celebs doing it, so I thought I’d start with my lips and getting Botox injections. It felt great after the first time and I knew I’d be getting more.
I try to top up my lips every two to four months, and I get Botox every three months. I have my teeth whitened every six months, but I’ll be getting veneers at some point.
I also have facials every week, and I’m planning another nose job for early next year because I think it’s still botched after the second surgery.
I’ve had Botox injected into my armpits to stop me sweating, and I have thought of the idea of removing sweat glands in the future.
Following his various facial adjustments, the man is now much happier in himself and has a lot more confidence.
He spoke about his appreciation of the attention – whether positive or negative – he gets with his changed look, taking the negative comments in his stride as he is happy with the results of his procedures.
Over the last three years, James has also spent £2,000 on cryotherapy to make his bum look bigger.
He explained how he is planning more surgeries despite his friends’ and family’s disapproval.
I love it when people double look me.
My friends and family aren’t best happy with the results. They tell me I’ve gone too far, that it’s too much and that I need to stop before my lips fall off or explode.
I know they are thinking of me but at the end of the day it’s me who wants this look, so I don’t listen. I get lots of looks in the street and I’ve even had people come up to me asking about my lips.
Most people just look and gasp, but I’ve learnt to live with that. Older people seem to be very shocked, but I don’t think they understand.
I am looking into toe straightening as my toes aren’t what I want, and it makes me not like being bare footed. I’ve tried non-surgical options but not had any good results from it.
I think I’ll need to get bum implants as well because I’ve had cryotherapy to increase the size of my bum, but I still don’t feel like it’s big enough.
I will never stop having surgery, and I don’t think I’ll ever be happy with my face or my body.
While it doesn’t seem like James will be following in Kylie’s footsteps and getting rid of his fillers any time soon, at least he is happy with his look – even if it does mean tearing his lips apart.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.