29-year-old Christina Burton from Manchester had chosen to take lip fillers before. Five times in the past two years to be exact. But with her latest $75 do-it-yourself kit, things took a very awful turn. In the end, her lip swelled to such an extent that she had to call the paramedics and spend a night in the hospital in awful pain.
“When they came to my house I couldn’t breathe, they had to give me a cannula straight away and two lots of adrenaline.”
“That’s when it scared me. It’s a good job I didn’t go to sleep which is what I was planning to do, I worry I might not have woken up.
“The hospital nurses couldn’t believe how badly swollen my lips and the skin between my nose and lips were.
“The pain felt like they were going to explode, it felt like when something has its own pulse.
“I couldn’t open my mouth because my lips were that heavy, it was scary.
“I’m scared to death of hospitals. Last time I was in that ward my gran passed away and I was in the same room where she was, it was just horrible.”