Farrah Abraham made headlines earlier this month after sharing rather startling photos of her lip implant procedure that went horribly wrong after a reported allergic reaction to the anesthesia used during the operation. Current Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, and Melrose Place‘s pillow pout pioneer, Lisa Rinna shared (and then deleted) one of Farrah’s floatie-face photos on instagram yesterday along with an apology. “I apologize for starting this s**t 26 years ago, please forgive me,” Lisa wrote.
In case you missed it, Lisa famously inflated her lips way back in the late 1980s, and after years of speculation in the press she finally admitted it publicly during a Today show appearance in 2009. “I went out and had silicone put in my top lip 23 years ago. Period, end of story,” Lisa confessed. “I had a small top lip, my girlfriend and I went and did it together [after seeing Barbara Hershey in Beaches,]… but what happens is, after years and years, you form some scar tissue.”
Lisa repeated her story while speaking with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb in 2013. “25 years ago, I had my lips injected with silicone,” she said. “Stupid thing to do at 24. I saw Beaches. Remember that movie Beaches? she asked. “I did it with my best girlfriend, so she and I go and we get our lips done. Fine. I have it like that for my whole career, right? So then cut to a couple of years ago, I have a doctor remove as much as they possibly can because it got to the point where they were yucky. You know, they get hard,” she explained. “It’s gross. They are now whatever that was after they took out as much of the silicone as they could.”
Lisa’s lip reduction procedure was captured on film for her and husband Harry Hamlin’s reality show Harry Loves Lisa, including a rather frightening clip in which Lisa has her stitches removed and the doctor is worried that her lip is not healing correctly. “Help me!” Lisa says to husband Harry upon hearing the doctor’s concern. “Now what? What do we do? What do I do?”
Later in the clip Harry says, “Lisa could look weird for the rest of her life. She must be freaking out. I can see on the doctor’s face, his look of concern… this could be serious.”
Ah, but Lisa’s lips did wind up healing correctly and she (and us) was quite pleased with the results.
Now, speaking of Real Housewives and Farrah Abraham and potential botched surgical procedures, earlier reports that Farrah might be visiting the good docs of E!’s Botched reality show appear to be true as Rumor Fix has posted photos of Farrah Abraham with show star Dr. Terry Dubrow, who you may recall is the husband of former Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather Dubrow. (Oh, and Dr. Dubrow’s co-star on Botched is Dr. Paul Nassif, ex-husband of former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof.) It seems the world of reality television and plastic surgery is a small one!
And to wrap things up, here’s a Lisa Rinna throwback photo featuring a slightly lesser lip and long hair — both quite a rarity on the brunette beauty!
Photo from Lisa Rinna on WhoSay.