Lauren Curtis, Australia’s number one beauty vlogger, has shared a cautionary tale about the side effects of lip filler injections with her thousands of fans.
But instead of walking out with a perfect pout, Curtis suffered through days of painful swelling.
“Don’t really need to say much, it’s kind of like terrifying to be honest,’ Curtis said in a video on her Youtube channel, showing off her swollen and bumpy lips.
“Last night I was really upset about it, thinking ‘why did I do this?’ I should have just been happy with what I had before.”
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She finished with a warning to fans who might be thinking about getting the procedure, saying, “I don’t want any of you to think about getting lip injections and have it all be glamourised by everybody and think that there are no risks involved.”
In the end, Curtis decided to go back to the clinic and get the lumps dissolved. After nearly a month, the swelling and bruising finally cleared up.
The vlogger said she shared her story “in an attempt to encourage young and impressionable girls to think twice before making changes to their face and/or body’ as she felt as though the procedure ‘is a bit glamourised on social media.”
However, Curtis says she still plans to go ahead with a “touch-up filler” in the future.
She insists her decision isn't hypocritical, as the message to her followers is about being aware and making good choices.
"It's simply showing people what CAN go wrong, and to think twice before going down that road. I don't think there's ANYTHING wrong with modifying your face or your body because that's your decision and nobody else's."
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