At-home Lip filler procedure sends a Manchester woman to hospital.

Before getting a cosmetic procedure, it is important to do your research about the treatment and possible risks. Manchester Evening News reported a story in April 2019 that is a great example of what can happen when you receive subpar service.

A 29-year-old Christina Burton went through a £75 at-home, 1ml lip filler procedure in September 2018. Before the treatment, she had a numbing cream applied which caused her lips to swell heavily. She was in significant pain. Her throat also began to close, causing her breathing difficulties.

The beautician performing the treatment assured Ms Burton that swelling was common. When swallowing became hard and she was struggling to breather, she tried taking painkillers and antihistamines medication to reduce the swelling to no effect.

Four hours after the procedure, the 29-year-old had to call 999 and be rushed to Wythenshawe Hospital. She was given adrenaline, steroids and was put on oxygen. Her condition had to be monitored overnight.

At 6pm the following night, Ms Burton was discharged with anti-inflammatories, steroids and antibiotics to take with her.

The mum-of-two from Wythenshawe hopes that by sharing her story, people will do more research before deciding on invasive cosmetic treatments. She wants everyone to become more aware of possible allergic reactions that can occur.

It is commendable that Ms Burton decided to share her story to raise awareness. We hope more people take into consideration risks associated with getting such treatments, especially when they are not provided by an actual clinic.

Ms Burton was in clear danger from the minute the numbing cream was applied, and her concerns were disregarded by the beautician, who should have acted accordingly to their clients complains. Her behaviour was neglectful and unprofessional.

Cosmetic enhancements for aesthetic purposes can often make people feel more confident, but they also run a risk of going wrong and making them feel worse, affecting their physical and mental health.

If you have experienced problems after a cosmetic procedure and believe the people or clinic who carried it out are at fault, you could be entitled to receive compensation. Fill out a claim form here or call our team on 0151 306 3694 to discuss your circumstances.