Lil Kim is a real rags to riches sort of story, starting her life on the streets, the rapper rose to heights where her name is known to an entire generation and then some (see also Nicki Minaj before surgery).
One of the only major women in hardcore rap, Kim has gained widespread attention for her sex appeal and raunchy lyrics.
While she’s always been fashionable and attractive, there are some that have questioned her near constant physical transformations and just how she’s managing them.
And the generally accepted answer is that Kim may have taken her plastic surgery too far.
Has Lil Kim Even Had Cosmetic Surgery?
The answer appears to be a unanimous yes!
While Lil Kim hasn’t gone on shows to discuss her plastic surgery like Heidi Montag has, it is clear in the minds of most of her fans that there is no way she could look the way she does without the aid of a plastic surgeon.
The accusations vary, but Lil Kim is said to have had everything from breast implants and a brow lift to skin whitening treatments, rhinoplasty (a nose job in common parlance) and lip injections to puff up her pout.
She even wears colored contact lenses, just to add another element to the transformation.
But Kim hasn’t made a deal out of her plastic surgery, and of course that means that neither she nor the doctors involved have come forward to give details about what she has or hasn’t had done.
Before and After Surgery Pictures
While Lil Kim is far from the world’s worst plastic surgery, that distinction might go to Jocelyn Wildenstein the infamous Cat Woman, there are very noticeable differences from pictures taken earlier in her career to how she looks now.
There are even fairly major differences between pictures taken only a few years ago and how Lil Kim looks now.
And the changes can’t just be explained away with clever cosmetics or clothes that offer additional support for her chest or which shape her body differently; there are decided differences in the way her face and chest look that can’t be duplicated even with Hollywood’s best tricks in lighting, color and clever camera angles.
While Lil Kim looks like she’s gotten plastic surgery, and it is noticeable to those that are watching for all of the tell tale signs, the question that many people are asking is whether or not her plastic surgery was a bad choice.
After all, the goal of plastic surgery is to alter the way you look for the better, and even if some of Kim has had plastic surgery done the results are undeniably good.
However, she is getting to a point where her look has many fans worried that she might be taking it too far.
Of course when it comes to Little Kim plastic surgery the only person that can decide when enough is enough, it’s her.
She doesn't seem beautiful with it. The brow lift is more than comfort may be due to endoscopic browlift, her nose has been whittled down and her cheeks look like that of a blowfish.
Lil Kim gives us the impression of having had either excessive fat grafting or massive cheek implants, placed by a plastic surgeon who either wasn't aware of he or she was doing, or worse didn't bother. She used to be definitely pretty before plastic surgery. Now she represents a tragic case of plastic surgery gone wrong of a plastic surgery addict.
What Lil Kim got after her plastic surgery is what we could name an "extreme make over". Some people have a plastic surgery procedure because they want to improve their looks, but good plastic surgery doesn't change completely the image of somebody but improves it. In Lil Kim's case that clearly didn't occur...
Sadly, her face does not look the same anymore.
It looks like she got cheek implants, her nose looks even thinner, suggesting another nose job and maybe she even got a brow lift besides all those plastic surgery procedures.
Breast implants are more obvious when breasts appear large, round and firm in someone with a small frame. When women lose weight, decreasing her body fat percentage, breast also decrease in size because it is essentially fat tissue. For Lil, all the signs of breast implants can be seen, even after losing weight her breasts look almost the same in size and projection, so no doubts about that one. Anyhow, it could be interesting to know how many plastic surgeries she has gotten through the years...Lil Kim hasn't given an answer yet on plastic surgery rumors...
Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn was quoted as saying: "Lil Kim looks like a big mess. Her face and body appear to have transformed into a different person entirely. I suspect that she’s had a lot of plastic surgery, including a nose job (or more than one) that’s thinned her nose to the proportions of a popsicle stick."
As for how many and what kind of facial surgeries Dr. Youn considers Kim has gone over board with, Youn claimed: "I suspect that she’s had a lot of plastic surgery, including a nose job (or more than one) that’s thinned her nose to the proportions of a popsicle stick. Her face appears contoured and has a waxy sheen. It appears that she’s undergone injection of fillers as well."
Youn added about Kim’s overly curvy body: "Her body is much more curvy, and could have undergone enhancement with solid silicone buttock implants. Her overall appearance makes me concerned that she has a serious body image problem."
Well, you don’t apparently need a plastic surgeon's degree to figure that one out!
It has to be mentioned that Lil Kim recently performed at the "BET Music Awards" and shocked almost everyone! Kim looks like a pieced together Janet Jackson/Nicki Minaj frankencreature, which isn’t that shocking considering all of the plastic surgery she has had, but Kim has a new addition! Looks like Lil Kim has gotten Nicki Minaj sized butt implants, which she strutted hard during her "comeback" performance of "Rip the Runway".
Not only is Lil Kim’s new butt huge (especially in comparison to the butt she was born with), but it seems like she’s also had fat injections to create bigger hips as well.
Lil Kim has a history of making awful choices when it comes to plastic surgery and no one can doubt that there is much left on her body that hasn’t been hacked up by a plastic surgeon. It all began with a nose job early in her career and Kim has not stopped having plastic surgery since. From multiple nose jobs that caused her nose to collapse, to several sets of breast implants, really bad liposuction and whatever she’s had done to her face (botox, fillers, implants, lifts, nips, tucks, etc), Lil Kim shows the signs of plastic surgery addiction.
Just for the record, Lil Kim began going under the knife in the mid 90′s, as her career as a rapper started to take off. Sadly, she never bothered to put an end and no longer looks anything like her original self. Lil Kim has had it all done, from a bad facelift to lumpy liposuction. She has even had to have her nose rebuilt after it collapsed from having too much plastic surgery.
Lil Kim has had a ridiculous amount of plastic surgery, including multiple nose jobs that have resulted in the bridge of her nose disappearing into her skull.
Well, Lil Kim has recently resurfaced with another new nose! It looks like she has had reconstructive surgery (using an implant to rebuild her nose), to fix the damage done by all the former rhinoplasty surgeries she has had.
Lil Kim is speculated to have had several bad plastic surgeries including lumpy lipo, bad breast implants, tummy tuck, cheek implants, nose job, lip augmentation, collagen injections, botox injections, blepharoplasty, face lift, skin whitening treatments, lip injections to puff up her pout etc.
Not to mention that she even wears colored contact lenses, just to add another element to the transformation... It’s safe to tell that Lil Kim is addicted to plastic surgery and has royally damaged her face and body in her quest for plastic perfection. It is no exaggeration to claim that now her face is pulled so tight that she literally looks asian.
It's sad to think that Lil Kim once made headlines for her outrageous outfits and eccentric style. Now they all discuss about her tragic transformation due to bad plastic surgery decisions. It's very hard to beleive that Lil Kim is only 38 years old.