"I didn't really know what to do. I'd never seen anything quite as big as what my lips were on my own face. I was shocked, I was panicked, I was really scared," said Rachael Knappier after her filler injections went horribly wrong.
Rachael was at a friend's house when a beautician noticed a small bump on the side of her lip. The beautician suggested filler injections to correct it. Once she received the injection she experienced a sharp pain in the top of her lip and was told it was normal.
She went home and went to bed thinking it was ok.
"My biggest fear was that I was going to look like that for the rest of my life. That my lips were always going to be that size. That they were going to get bigger. That my lip was going to die. All those emotions go through your mind," said Rachael.
She went to a clinic and was told that the major swelling on her lips had probably been caused because the filler had been injected close to an artery or vein,
The swelling has since reduced after a little while.