A flight attendant has cried out after a lip filler treatment left her with a pout so swollen it looked like she had ‘baboon bottom’ lips.
She will have to undergo surgery to correct the anomaly.
Dailymail reported that Olivia McCann, 21, from Chorley, Lancashire, revealed how her lips were massaged so hard during a dissolving procedure that they ballooned to triple their size and ‘looked like they were about to pop’.
The beautician reportedly assured her that swelling was normal, but Olivia was so horrified with the result that she hid at home for four days and declined her boyfriend’s video calls.
After undergoing a successful lip filler at another salon in 2019, Olivia then decided to try a different filler elsewhere, and was told she would need to have residual product dissolved first.
It was during this £100 procedure, in March, before lockdown, that her lips were injected with dissolver and vigorously massaged, a combination that Olivia claims caused her lips to rapidly expand.
After the treatment, self-conscious Olivia donned sunglasses to avoid people recognising her and was forced to miss two days of work due to her super-sized pout.
The painful experience is just one of several filler-related disasters Olivia’s experienced at different salons over two years including swelling, lumpiness and uneven distribution of filler.
Now Olivia is sharing pictures of her latest ordeal to inspire others to do proper research before having invasive cosmetic treatments after lockdown.
Her lips later returned to their normal size but the experience has not put her off cosmetic surgery. She said she would still go under the needle again.