I nearly died after complications following a lip reduction made my mouth swell up to DOUBLE the size
A Russian influencer has revealed how she nearly died from complications following a lip reduction which made her mouth swell up to double the size.
Cartier Bugatti, 22, from Samara in the Volga region, nearly died from complications following the procedure with a cosmetologist, Russian media reported.
The heavily-inked mother-of-one, whose real name is Kristina Vishnivetskaya, had gone to get her oversized lips reduced, but things had quickly gone awry.
According to Kristina, her lips and cheeks swelled to more than twice their normal size after she had an allergic reaction to the medication she was given.
According to reports, the influencer was given Longidaza – an immunomodulatory medication with anti-inflammatory properties.
Cartier Bugatti, 22, from Samara in the Volga region, was left looking like she had been stung by a bee following an allergic reaction during her lip reduction
The mother-of-one nearly died from complications following the procedure with a cosmetologist (pictured)
After suffering the reaction, she was taken to hospital by ambulance.
Kristina, who boasts 117,000 Instagram followers, says medics’ quick actions helped prevent her from developing a severe case of Quincke’s oedema.
In some cases, Quincke’s oedema – sudden swelling under the skin – can cause the throat to swell up, leading to breathing difficulties.
The influencer, who also has over 17,000 Telegram subscribers, is now out of danger but was kept in hospital under observation for several days following the scare.
The Moscow-based social media star said at the time: ‘Of course, they won’t let me die here, and that’s the most important thing.’
Kristina, who had gone for the procedure after lumps formed in her lips, revealed she had no idea she was allergic to Longidaza.
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The heavily-inked mum-of-one, whose real name is Kristina Vishnivetskaya, had gone to get her oversized lips reduced, but things had quickly gone awry
The influencer, who also has over 17,000 Telegram subscribers, is now out of danger but was kept in hospital under observation for several days following the scare
She told her online followers: ‘Certainly, if I had known about the allergy, I would have continued living without doing anything, I suppose.’
The cosmetologist she visited is not believed to be authorised to carry out lip reductions.
The influencer has since been discharged from hospital and is now back at home with her husband and young son.