Sally Roberts wants other woman to think twice about having cosmetic procedures.
Roberts said “On Saturday I had 1ml lip filler… (injected by a qualified nurse in a reputable salon), they were fine initially and I was happy with the result, but by the following morning they had swelled to the point I couldn’t eat, drink or talk properly and was in absolute agony, they continued to swell and GP advised me to go straight to A&E as I was at risk of going into anaphylactic shock.
It is now thought I’ve had a severe allergic reaction to the filler and acquired a nasty infection. After being in excruciating pain for days with rock hard, cracked, peeling, leaking lips, I am now on the mend thank god… I’m on steroids, antibiotics, anti inflammatories, anti histamines and strong pain relief.
If I hadn’t have improved by today I was going to have to stay in hospital and go on a drip, but luckily the meds have started working and my lips have gone down in size but still nowhere near ‘normal looking’.
This isn’t a post slating cosmetic surgery btw as I love Botox and have never had any reactions with that, and I’ve always really wanted my lips done… but this has been a massive eye opener for me, I looked like something out of a horror film… there are more photos but not ones I’d share on here as I look like a crack head, my whole face was disfigured due to the swelling. So…
If you’re thinking about lip fillers, be prepared for the possibility of a BAD reaction. The last few days have been absolutely horrific, the infection has gone into my blood and made me really poorly. You never think things like this will happen to you. NEVER AGAIN.
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