In an attempt to be more “fashionable,” 22-year-old Andrea Emilova Ivanova has spent thousands plumping her lips. In total, she has gone under the needle 15 times, and Ivanova is considering additional treatments to add more filler to look “prettier.” At this point, her lips are about triple the size of what they were originally.
Ivanova – a German Philology student, based in Sofia, Bulgaria – spent the equivalent of about $170 per lip filler treatment, bringing her total to approximately $2,550. According to a report by the Daily Mail, Ivanova said that the treatments have made her happier as she had wanted bigger lips for quite a while before getting any fillers.
“I like my lips now, more than before, and I feel very happy with them, because I look prettier with bigger lips, and in Bulgaria, this is fashion now,” said Ivanova.
“I have visited almost all clinics for aesthetic procedures in Sofia, and I put in my lips almost all kinds of lips fillers: Princess Volume, Princess Filler, Hyaluronica Vital Esthetique, Apriline Forte, Revolax Deep, and Teosyal.”
Ivanova has around 15,000 Instagram followers. She says she has received dozens of compliments on her lips and a few online admirers have even proposed.
However, not everyone supports her decision to undergo so many procedures.
“I get thousands of compliments on my lips and on my outfit, and on my vision and style every day from people all over the world,” said Ivanova. “I have both positive and negative comments, but women write most of the negative comments.”
Ivanova doesn’t allow the opinions of others to impact her decision.
“There are people who like me with bigger lips, and there are people who like me with smaller lips, but it doesn’t matter to me, because it’s important for me, how I like it,” she stated. “Other people’s opinion is irrelevant.”
“I can’t give any indication of how big is too big, or can lips be too big, because for each person, ‘big,’ ‘bigger,’ and ‘too big’ are different concepts,” she continued.
“I’m broad-minded and I think people should be free to choose, which one is for them big, bigger or too big. There are no boundaries for me.”