A shocked woman who paid £250 for lip fillers claims they were injected with baby oil instead in a botched procedure.
Kerry Miles, 35, was devastated when her lips doubled in size after having lip fillers in a bid to enhance her smile.
The mother-of-one, from Chelmsford, Essex, claims her lips looked like ‘raw meat’ after the procedure, which took half an hour and cost her £250.
Just an hour later, Kerry claims her lips were burning and blistered.
Terrified at her reaction, she decided to have the lip filler drained and claims a doctor told her that the filler ‘had been mixed with baby oil’.
Kerry, who has not disclosed the name of the practitioner who carried out the procedure, said it has taken two years for her lips to return to normal following the ordeal in 2016.
Recalling the incident, Kerry, a model and promoter, said: ‘I picked a reputable clinic but I had doubts as soon as I turned up.
‘The house was rundown and looked grubby, there was even a dog running around.
‘It didn’t look very hygienic but I wanted my lips done and she had good reviews.
‘She was mixing the filler in front of me and I’m certain she was using some sort of household oil.
‘I’ve never had a reaction to filler before but this was horrific.’
And when she contacted the beautician to tell her about the reaction, she was simply told to rest.
She continued: ‘I couldn’t go outdoors for days as the pain was so bad and I looked awful.
‘I phoned her to complain but she told me I wasn’t drinking enough water and I should massage my lips to make them to right shape.’
However the real shock came when the mother-of-one had the filler removed.
‘When I had the filler drained by a doctor I was told that the filler had been mixed with baby oil, I was so shocked,’ Kerry revealed.
Kerry went on to have more filler to try and disguise her lumpy lips but it took years to dissolve.
She added: ‘It wouldn’t dissolve like normal filler as it was a mixture of substances.
‘I should never have trusted her with my face.’
Kerry, who models herself on Barbie and has had a nose job, fillers and Botox as well as a breast enhancement, has continued to have filler procedures.
She said: ‘It has taken years to get them back to normal but thankfully I am now happy with them.’
‘I have also had Botox, vampire facials and a nose job to try and perfect my face.
‘The experience hasn’t put me off having my lips done as I still get them done now.
‘I’m just extremely careful about who I chose now after everything I went through a few years ago.’
Kerry’s idol is Barbie and she has spent thousands on procedures to try and ‘improve’ her looks.
She added: ‘I enjoy improving my body and keeping my face looking youthful.
‘I wouldn’t warn people not to have lip fillers but I would say do your research.
‘I was left feeling so embarrassed after my ordeal and now I’m always over cautious.
‘I conduct background checks on everyone I book for my fillers now.
‘I should have trusted my instincts when the house I arrived at wasn’t clean but I learnt the hard way.
‘I hope others can learn from my mistakes.’