It's unfortunate that Lil' Kim had to become a plastic surgery addict and utterly destroy her appearance. Before and after photos like these show us the dangers of plastic surgery overuse and how it can become an addiction and disease. While someone as talented and celebrated as her shouldn't have to deal with all of that, she did put herself in that situation. All you can do is stare in awe at the horrifying results.
Lil' Kim got her start in 1995 by doing freestyle raps for The Notorious B.I.G. She performed in his group Junior M.A.F.I.A., whose debut album Conspiracy created three hit songs which would catapult her career. To this day, she's the only female rapper other than Missy Elliott to have at least three platinum albums. With all of those accolades, what led her to such a path of self-destruction?
One could say she was insecure, didn't like how she looked, wanted men to be more attracted to her, or one of many other legitimate reasons. While she was attractive before using plastic surgery, she wasn't Hollywood sexy. I can understand how she could be a little insecure about the size of her nose, but there's nothing other than that. It's hard to comprehend how a mere nose alteration led to all of that chaos.
The sequence of events probably went something like this:
I'm assuming she always saw imperfections in her face and believed she was always one procedure away from being happy. Just look at people like Gianni Versace, Cat Women, Daryl Hannah, or a plethora of other celebrities. Plastic surgery can become a vicious cycle for some people.
By the time the before picture was taken, she had already gotten a nose job. Also, the tip of her nose is smaller in the right photo which means she had had at least one more since then. I just don't understand the Botox, fillers, and skin bleaching. Her face used to be beautiful! I know it's easier said than done, but by embracing your imperfections you become the most beautiful person in the world. Peace and happiness all start within.
Lil' Kim's shocking physical transformation is clearly conveyed in this before and after picture. I'm not sure what was going on with her eyebrows in that second image. Also, I don't think it's her multiple nose jobs that makes her face look abnormal. Think about it, if she didn't have all of that Botox and cheek filler, then I think her current nose wouldn't look that weird on her natural face. To her credit, the 90's and early 2000's were when Botox was the hot new thing in Hollywood, and people didn't know the consequences of overusing it. Regardless, there's no denying the fact that it became an unhealthy addiction to her. It seems like now she's always fresh off a new plastic surgery in an attempt to get back to normal- just like Mickey Rourke and Heidi Montag.
Scroll to the next slide to see even more before and after pictures of Lil' Kim's shocking transformation.