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Woman’s lips ballooned to triple their size after allergic reaction to $350 discount fillers

A woman’s lips ballooned to three times their normal size after she suffered a severe allergic reaction to a $350 lip filler.

Basia Query, 24, from Las Vegas, Nevada, went into a suspected anaphylactic shock after getting her third lip filler.

Shocking images showed how her top and bottom lips had swollen to a ‘huge’ size leaving her feeling ‘uncomfortable’ and with an ‘itchy’ throat.

She was rushed to hospital where medics feared her condition could be fatal, and gave her a shot of epinephrine via an Epi-Pen to keep her airways open.

Ms Query said the swelling was the ‘scariest thing ever’ and has vowed to never turn to cosmetic surgery again.

It’s thought that the hyaluronic acid-chemical fillers set off anaphylaxis when the immune system released a flood of chemicals in response to them. Hyaluron is cheaper than other versions done at beauty salons.

Basia Query, 24, from Las Vegas, Nevada, saw her lips swell to three times their normal size leaving her fearing they would be cut off after she had an allergic reaction to fillers

Doctors at the hospital diagnosed her with an allergic reaction

They gave her an Epi-Pen

Doctors at the hospital diagnosed her with an allergic reaction and gave her an epi-pen injection. The lips have now calmed but remain ‘super bruised’

Ms Query says she has now sworn off lip fillers forever and also canceled an appointment for botox that she had next month

Ms Query says she has now sworn off lip fillers forever and also canceled an appointment for botox that she had next month

She is pictured above on social media before getting the lip fillers. Her parents were described as being 'pretty angry'

She is pictured above on social media before getting the lip fillers. Her parents were described as being ‘pretty angry’

What are lip fillers and what happens if they go wrong? 

Face and lip fillers (dermal fillers) are substances injected to fill lines and wrinkles and add volume to areas such as your lips or cheeks

Fillers are not permanent. How long they last depends on the type of filler and where it’s injected, and they usually last between 6 and 18 months

Most dermal fillers contain a natural substance called hyaluronic acid

Having dermal fillers is usually safe if it’s done by an experienced and suitably qualified practitioner

The risks of dermal fillers depend on whether the procedure was done correctly and the type of filler used. Speak to your practitioner about the risks

Serious problems are rare but can include:

– Infection a lumpy appearance under the skin, which might need to be treated with surgery or medicine

-The filler moving away from the intended treatment area, which may need to be removed using surgery

-Scarring blocked blood vessels in the face, which can cause tissue death and permanent blindness

Ms Query went to get her lip filler on October 21 at her normal clinic.

She had been twice before without issue.

Unlike other lip fillers the hyaluron pen does not use a needle.

Instead it uses highly pressurized air to force chemicals into the skin.

Once inside the hyaluronic acid works by attracting water molecules to the area which bind to it, causing the skin to swell by raising its water content.

The effect lasts for around six months.

Ms Query said that after her appointment her lips ‘almost immediately blew up’ and became ‘really uncomfortable’.

Within about two hours they had reached three times their initial size.

Ms Query hurried to the pharmacy — wearing a mask to hide her lips — to get histamines.

She was then rushed to a hospital’s Emergency Room (ER) by boyfriend Gage Dodds, 24.

She was seen by doctors within five minutes who gave her an Epi-Pen to calm the reaction and then some IV drips.

She was kept on the wards for three hours before being discharged.

Her lips are now much less swollen, but she says they remain ‘very bruised’ after the experience.

She said that the reaction was caused by Lidocaine, an anaesthetic used to numb pain which she had not received before.

It is possible to suffer an allergic reaction to this in rare cases.

Speaking about the reaction, she said: ‘I was terrified and thinking “what if they cut my lips off, or stay this way forever”. I didn’t know what to do.

‘I had never seen lips this big, and the woman who did my lips said other people had had a reaction but never that big.’

She shared her experience on TikTok, where it has gone viral and being viewed more than 17million times.

‘I was sharing it because friends said it was funny,’ she said, ‘but I didn’t know it was going to go viral and now I am getting trolled.

‘A lot of people are saying to me to just love yourself, and some are making fun of it, but I am making fun of myself and I don’t even read the comments.

‘I will not do it again, I am done with getting filler. I was also going to get botox next month but have cancelled it.’

Ms Query is yet to ask for a refund for the procedure.

She added: ‘I have learnt to always do research into what I am putting into my lips, it’s the same thing with botox or getting a boob job, it’s different for everyone.’

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