Woman Given 'Permanent Frown' By Botched £920 Cheek Fillers
The young woman, who is known only by her surname of Xie, recently visited a cosmetic clinic in Hangzhou city, eastern China, where she was due to have a facelift.
However, local press report that she was persuaded by staff at the clinic to also receive cheek fillers in order to 'boost the effect'.
"They told me if I do [the procedures] altogether, the effect would be much better," she told Zhejiang Television.
She was also told by the beauty consultants that the fillers would look natural, and wouldn't need too much time for recovery.
Ms Xie spent nearly 20,000 yuan (£2,300) on the two facial procedures, with the cheek fillers alone costing more than 8,000 yuan (£920).
But when she clocked her face with the cheek fillers, she was disappointed to see that they had altered her appearance in a way she wasn't expecting - specifically, because it now looked like she had a constant frown.
Clinic staff told her the odd expression was merely down to swelling from the surgery, and claimed that it would disappear eventually.
But after nearly two weeks, her bizarre frown remained.
Ms Xie said: "The corners of my eyes are being lifted upwards. I'm unhappy about the shape of my face [as well].
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"I look quite scary."
She has since demanded the beauty clinic gives her a refund for the expensive fillers.
Ms Xie had been pleased with the results of a previous procedures at the clinic, having visited the business to receive some non-surgical facial treatments - even though she actually ended up having a nose repair and brow lift.
"I had my nose done previously, but it was kind of a failure," she said.
"[After the repair] the shape of my nose looked much better than before. I thought this clinic was trustworthy."
Ms Xie then returned on 7 May for a facelift, which was when staff convinced her she should also get cheek fillers to complete the look.
The manager of the clinic, Mr Fang, has told Ms Xie that the business would claim full responsibility for what happened, but only if her face remains swollen for another month.
He is reported to have said: "Because she had surgery along with the fillers, the final result still hasn't shown.
"Once she fully recovers, it would look much nicer."
Mr Fang has also offered the disgruntled customer extra treatments for free, should she want - but Ms Xie has said she will not be choosing to receive any further procedures from the clinic.
Featured Image Credit: Zhejiang Television
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