BOTCHED cosmetic treatments can be extremely dangerous and one doctor has revealed the grim moment he squeezed out fillers from a client’s badly placed procedure.
Dr Tijion Esho, aka ‘The Lip Doctor’, believes that we have reached the end of lip fillers despite their popularity.
The patient visited Dr Esho with a bulbous top lip after having lip fillersCredit: dr Esho
Under 18s are now banned from getting fillers and botox in a huge win for The Sun’s ‘Had Our Fill’ campaign.
Dr Esho’s latest video shows the dangers of the procedure and how it can go horribly wrong.
The video, posted on Instagram, shows the bulbous lip of one patient who had fillers places incorrectly.
Dr Esho simply pricks a needles into the lip and streams of white puss then ooze out of it.
Social media users were shocked at the gunk coming out of the lip – especially because it had been down to lip filler.
Speaking to The Sun, Dr Esho explained that the popularity of lip fillers means that many people don’t do their research before getting their lips done.
He said that a combination of poor technique and unregulated products can lead to botched lips.
After injecting the needle into the lip, streams of white puss start to come out as Dr Esho squeezes itCredit: dr esho
“Lumpy lips are one of the biggest problems people come to me with, and lip cysts can develop from filler that has been placed too superficially.
“Lip filler cysts can become infected or form a foreign body reaction, both of which can make the cyst increase in size.
“As soon as I see someone with a cyst, I remove it by aspirating the lesion where possible – the liquid that oozes out of the lip is filler, though over time, the cyst can calcify, which causes a white color and puss-like consistency which you can see coming out when I pop it.
“I think that’s why some patients call me Dr Lip Popper”, he added.
If filler isn’t administered correctly then this can lead to migration of the filler.
This is when the lip filler looks as though it is above the lip. In order to avoid a botched procedure it’s important to do your research – this can also mean you sometimes can’t go for the person who is offering the procedure at the lowest price.
After all the puss is squeezed out the lip once again looks to be a normal sizeCredit: dr esho
Cleanliness is key
Speaking to The Sun, one expert revealed exactly why this happens.
Dr Ana Mansouri, aesthetic doctor at Kat & Co said the video looks like a complication from a lip filler procedure where the patient has either suffered an infection from the filler gel where pus formation has taken place.
Dr Ana explained: “This is why sterility and cleanliness during and after the procedure are key. This appearance is also common for a filler that is placed poorly by the practitioner where we sometimes are able to puncture and manually extract the lump of filler in this manner.
“Placing fillers in large volumes or too close to the surface can lead to visible lumps in this manner. Most of the time we need to use a prescription dissolving injection to try to break down the filler altogether, this is quite an unpleasant procedure.
“Other times an isolated lump like this one can be squeezed out with some local anaesthesia for comfort.”
Had Our Fill campaign
BRITAIN’S Botox and filler addiction is fuelling a £2.75 billion industry.
The wrinkle-busting and skin plumping treatments account for 9 out of 10 cosmetic procedures.
50% of women and 40% of men aged 18 to 34 want to plump up their pouts and tweak their faces.
Fillers are totally unregulated and incredibly you don’t need to have ANY qualifications to buy and inject them.
83% of botched jobs are performed by people with no medical training, often in unsanitary environments – with devastating results.
Women have been left with rotting tissue, needing lip amputations, lumps and even blinded by botched jobs.
Despite the dangers, there is no legal age limit for dermal filler, which is why Fabulous has launched Had Our Fill, a campaign calling for:
- fillers to be made illegal for under 18s
- a crackdown on social media sites plugging fillers
- a Government-backed central register for practitioners with accredited qualifications
We’re working in conjunction with Save Face and are backed by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
We want anyone considering a non-surgical cosmetic treatment to be well-informed to make a safe decision.
We’ve Had Our Fill of rogue traders and sham clinics – have you?
She explained that over the last few years she has seen a rise in patients seeking help with botched botox and fillers and that there had a been a particular rise since the Covid lockdown.
“This has consistently been due to a group of patients being unable to access their usual practitioners during this time and subsequently having turned to injectors who lack qualifications (often non-medical practitioners).
“Lip fillers tend to go wrong more often in my opinion due to a number of reasons. It is a high-risk area for coming across crucial blood vessels, required a high level of anatomical knowledge and technical experience as well as being an intricate procedure.
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“The recent trend of overfilled lips are pushing patients and practitioners into using larger volumes of filler which is a recipe for disaster in my opinion.
“Make sure you see someone experience and medically qualified to reduce the risk of running into complications like these”, she added.
In order to help patients, Dr Esho said patients should consider topical products before you even go and get filler, especially if you are a beginner to lip enhancements.
Dr Esho launched the world’s first cosmeceutical lip care range, ESHO.
Dr Esho said there are ways people who want fuller lips can get their desired look without using fillers. Before (left) and after (right) using the Esho Sculpt productCredit: Dr Esho