Rachael Knappier is a 29-year-old from Leicestershire, England, that had her top lip swelled up to four times the normal size after she had fillers, and she could lose her life because of that.
She appeared on This Morning with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Tijion Esho, and he said that she was “one of the lucky ones”, as her injuries could have been “life ending”.
Knappier revealed that she attended a “botox party” where she was promised to have her “biggest insecurity” fixed by injecting filler into her top lip. The woman paid £220 for the treatment, but she woke up with a searing pain in her lip in the night.
She told Rochelle Humes and Rylan that the doctors laughed at her when she was rushed to the hospital, as her lips had swollen up to four times the normal size.
It was no laughing matter, however. The beautician had pierced an artery in her lip, and it had caused a blockage in her lip. It could potentially have resulted in her losing her lip, or even her life.
She admitted that the beautician told her that he could “fix her lip”, which she calls her weakness, and she didn’t ask many questions.
Dr. Tijion Esho said that beauticians or nurses often times don’t know what they’re doing, and the filler could be very, very dangerous. She could lose tissue on her nose, lips, or face, or even her life.