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Leah Morton decided to get filler treatment on her nose after being insecure about its shape for years.
However, the procedure led to medics telling her that she would most likely lose the tip of her nose and the top of her lip after she developed necrosis, a type of flesh-eating bug.
The 26-year-old bank worker from Liverpool had had lip fillers before but decided to get the treatment done on her nose to alter the shape. Afterwards, she claims her nose turned white and ice-cold as the flesh started rotting away.
The procedure took place on 29th April with Leah explaining: "I wasn't told of any risks or repercussions, it was just injected straight into my nose.
"I went home and that evening I felt so much pain and pressure on my nose. I didn't sleep at all that night because it felt so uncomfortable and I was weirdly having nightmares that my nose was going to fall off."
When Leah expressed these concerns to the woman who gave her the treatment and showed her the white colouring, she allegedly told Leah that she wasn't worried about it at all.
However, the woman explained if Leah was still concerned the next day, she could go and visit one of her friends - who was also a nurse - to dissolve the filler away.
Leah went to see the nurse, and said she was in excruciating pain while the filler was being dissolved.
To Leah's shock, she woke up on the Sunday morning to see that there were lots of little white blisters formed around her nose.
Leah managed to find a girl on social media who had been through something similar. She told Leah that her nose was dying and that she needed to visit the Consultant Clinic in Birmingham straight away.
At the clinic, they dissolved her nose properly and told her she needed to go to A&E for antibiotics and further treatments.
Leah says they confirmed she had necrosis and that a blood vessel in her nose had been blocked with the filler which had caused vascular occlusion.
Leah says the hospital told her she just had a skin infection and that she could go home, but medics from the Consultant Clinic insisted it was more serious.
Leah says: "Eventually medics agreed it was necrosis, and that they had never seen anything like this before.
"They took a thermal image of my nose and the tip and down towards my lip was completely white meaning it was ice cold and no blood was getting to it.
"I was then told that I needed hyperbaric oxygen therapy immediately in an attempt to save my nose as much as they could."
Leah says that while she is extremely lucky to have not lost her nose and has been able to keep the shape of the nose tip and bottom of her lip, the skin is damaged with permanent scarring and she isn't sure whether she will ever get the colour back.
Leah added: "I'm usually a really confident girl, but I haven't wanted to leave my house at all for the past six weeks."
Leah has decided not to name the individual or clinic who injected the filler. She does wish to speak out about her experiences though as she wants to warn others about the dangers.
Remember to always be well-informed before any cosmetic procedure and seek medical assistance immediately if something doesn't seem right.
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