A flight attendant claims lip filler treatment left her with a pout so swollen it looked like a `baboon’s bum’.
Olivia McCann, 21, says her lips were massaged so hard they ballooned to triple their size and `looked like they were about to pop’.
She was so horrified she refused to leave the house for four days, snubbed her boyfriend’s FaceTime (corr – trade name) calls and was forced to take two days off work.
Olivia shared photos of her ordeal online to warn others to do proper research before having invasive cosmetic treatments after lockdown.
She said: “The woman massaged my lips so hard after putting the dissolver in that they went white. They looked like they were about to pop. My lips were triple the size they should be.
“When I went into the reception to pay the people sitting there waiting to get their lips done were probably looking at me and thinking, ‘oh my God’.
“I was embarrassed driving home and I had to put my sunglasses on. My lips looked like a baboon’s bum. I didn’t feel like I could go out looking like that so I just stayed at home. It was awful.
“I didn’t even want my boyfriend to see me. He was FaceTiming me and I was declining him.
“I thought, ‘If you see me like this you’ll never fancy me again’. I rang my friend and she was in tears laughing saying, ‘I can’t believe you look like that’.’’
Self-conscious of her `gummy’ smile and wanting a fuller pout Olivia first treated herself to lip fillers in 2018 at a salon recommended by a pal.
Olivia paid £230 for top and bottom lip fillers and another £150 for a later top up.
When she went to have them re-done she was told she would need to have any residual product removed first.
Her lips were injected with dissolver and vigorously massaged which Olivia claimed caused them to rapidly balloon.
“She massaged my lips so hard,’’ she said. “It was the worst out of all dissolvings I’ve had pain-wise.
“They went so massive I couldn’t do anything for days and when they did go down they were really lumpy and uneven – a proper mess.
“I emailed work a picture and they agreed I couldn’t go in looking like that.’’
She is now planning to have her lips redone by medically-trained staff.
“After what I’ve been through I wouldn’t trust my face with anyone apart from someone who’s medically trained and who’s been doing it a long time,’’ she said.
“My advice is to make sure you go to someone who’s going to take the time out of the appointment to sit you down and talk to you about what you’re getting done. Make sure it’s a reputable price.
“There are all these places advertising on social media where they aren’t medical nurses and offering to do treatments at silly prices. It’s scary.’’