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Britney Spears was born with a megawatt smile, but even she wants a plumper pout! Covering the January 2014 issue of InStyle (in a Dior dress, no less!), the 32-year-old "Perfume" singer admits she once got some cosmetic assistance from Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Dr. Raj Kanodia.
"A doctor I see, Dr. Kanodia, does fun stuff to me sometimes—I've had lip injections before. He has this peptide-based face-care product; it's green and slimy, and you mix it together and put it on your face. It does wonders. You leave it on overnight," Spears shares. "Can you tell I love skin care?"
While Spears is diligent about her beauty routine, she's less strict when it comes to her daily wardrobe.
"When I was younger, I cared a lot more about what I wore. But the older you get, the more you think about what's easy and comfortable. I do like to look good when I go to events, and I like to dress up. That's for the show of it all!" she says. "When I perform, that's the time I know what people expect from me—to have the glitz and the glam and go all out. I understand that. But in my everyday life, I'm more low-key."
Spears is known for her fabulous figure, but even she has body insecurities. "I think it's important to look good and feel good about yourself, but I go both ways on it. I think it's cruel how the world puts so much emphasis on our looks."
When the "Work Bitch" singer watched the most recent season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she was appalled about how a then-pregnant Kim Kardashian was treated in the press. "I see Kim and what she went through when she was pregnant—the tabloids were so mean to her because she was big. At one point in the show she was upset and said something like, 'I would be lying if I said that the criticism from the paparazzi while I've been pregnant hasn't taken a toll on me.' And I was like, 'Bless her heart,' because I remember that time," the mom of two says.
"First of all," Spears continues, "you are already emotional, and then the paparazzi are taking pictures of you pregnant. That should be the time when your body is the most treasured. I loved being pregnant for so many reasons, not to mention the sex is awesome then."
"But in this business you make a deal with the devil," Spears explains. "I've learned you kind of have to go with it. What I do calls for me to look good. People expect that. I kind of take it as my job."
The January 2014 issue of InStyle hits newsstands on Friday, Dec. 13.
For even more on Britney Spears, including unprecedented inside looks at her most intimate moments and rare candid interviews with the pop superstar herself, tune in to E! News' exclusive 90-minute documentary, I Am Britney Jean, airing Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. on E!