Growing up in the limelight. Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry changed a lot since her first appearance on 16 and Pregnant. While navigating parenthood and new relationships, the TV personality underwent a plastic surgery transformation.
In 2016, Kailyn got an entire body makeover and fans were curious to learn all about the cosmetic procedures she opted to try.
From lip injections to her famous Brazilian butt lift, the MTV alum worked hard to feel her best — and she’s been surprisingly candid about it, too.
“For years I struggled with eating disorders, and I was extremely self-conscious about my weight,” she revealed in her book Hustle and Heart. “I’d committed so thoroughly to working out and maintaining a healthy diet, but it was clear there was only so much I could do to change the shape of my body.”
She turned to celebrity plastic surgeon Michael “Dr. Miami” Salzhauer to get her ideal figure with his popular Brazilian butt lift, which transfers fat from the stomach into the butt.
“My decision to get plastic surgery came down to one simple thing: I’m human,” she wrote in her book. “I care how I look. I knew that being satisfied with my outer appearance would give me the confidence I needed to face the world head on. For me, the things that I wanted to change about my body were nagging little distractions from the deeper missions I wanted to work on.”
The podcast host also later got lip injections. “Tried to get lip fillers and had a reaction,” she tweeted in 2016. “You should have seen them without lipstick.”
By 2018, she was considering going under the knife again, but ultimately decided to cancel her appointment. “I won’t lie to y’all, I came to Miami for lipo and a boob job,” the reality star wrote via Twitter at the time. “But hours before my surgery, I decided I don’t want to go through with it.”
Since then, Kailyn and Dr. Miami had a brief exchange of words over a TikTok video he shared in February 2021.
Dr. Miami later shared a video of himself acting frustrated with the words, “When you give her a full-body makeover but then she gets pregnant. After all the work I did.” Kailyn responded in the comments, joking, “You didn’t have to attack me like this.”
Scroll through the gallery to see Kailyn’s changing looks over the years.