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Lip Filler Botch-Job Leaves Woman With 'Two Raw Sausages' For A Mouth

Lip Filler Botch-Job Leaves Woman With 'Two Raw Sausages' For A Mouth

Before she received her latest lip filling, 24-year-old Leona Omalley had undergone the procedure four times at a clinic, however this time she opted for a home visit.

When she underwent the treatment Leona claims the beautician practised poor hygiene including not wearing gloves, carrying needles in a plastic bag instead of a sterile case, and using baby wipes instead of antiseptic wipes.

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Needless to say, this time things didn't quite go to plan, with the treatment causing her lips to swell up so much that she was hospitalised and her children were traumatised when they saw her.

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The full-time mum paid £180 in total for the cosmetic surgery, but the 'cheap deal' for 1ml of filler resulted in a trip to A&E after her lips swelled up 'like raw sausages'.

Leona, from Wigan, Greater Manchester, said: "I looked like Pete Burns. It looked like there were two raw sausages tied together on my face.

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"My mouth was stinging and it was really sore three hours later.

"My face started going tight and my eyes were swelling up - my mouth swelled up so badly I couldn't speak or have a drink.

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"I ended up ringing 111 and they got an ambulance out. I experienced traumatic stress and had to be wrapped in a blanket - I was shivering, it was so scary.

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"I was in hospital for six hours and put on steroids. I've never experienced anything like it - I thought I was stuck like that. She'd messed my whole face up."

She purchased the treatment in the run up to Christmas, but rather than looking her best ahead of her turkey dinner, the procedure caused her own mother to vomit when she saw her afterwards.

Describing how she felt when she realised the damage that had been done, she said: "I cried and couldn't look in the mirror. I went to take a selfie and put my camera on, when I looked at myself and just thought 'what have I done?' I was heartbroken.

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"At first I wasn't going to tell my mum because she never liked me doing it but then I had to.

"When my mum saw me she was heaving and being sick - my dad was really upset too.

"My boyfriend Gareth was really worried about me - he's always telling me not to do it.

"My children were traumatised by what they'd seen, especially my five-year-old daughter Lily. I've got two babies [Nellie, 18 months, and Tommy, 7 months] and I couldn't let them near my mouth."

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After a six-hour stay at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan, she was given a ten-day course of steroid treatment.

Leona said that the steroids meant the swelling in her lips reduced but she is now cautious about going under the needle again - even for corrective treatment.

It was reported last year that there had been a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK, after numbers declined following the 2007/08 recession.

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.