Sometimes the journey for beauty can lead to some unexpected disasters. And such a problem happened to “Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham after having such a reaction to her lip injection that she ended up rushed into the ER.
On Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2014, Abraham posted a photo of her on Twitter, showing the effects of what was supposed to be a safe lip implant procedure that ended up giving her a bad allergic reaction, thus leading to her now puffed up lips.
— Farrah Abraham (@F1abraham) January 6, 2015
According to TMZ, Abraham’s procedure involves putting an implant on the patient’s lip and is considered to be more cost effective because it doesn’t involve further fillers. As per her previous body-enhancing procedures, Abraham took the time to research on the doctor and the new lip procedure. Unfortunately, despite her preparations, she had an allergic reaction as she was injected with an anaesthetic.
As if the effects weren’t already enough of a bad news, HollywoodLife.com had an exclusive interview with Dr. John Zannis, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who tells there may be a chance that the lip injection’s effects may not be fixed at all.
Dr. Zannis cited three reasons that may have caused Abraham’s allergic reaction. The first cause is a hematoma or massive swelling caused by a collection of blood from a punctured blood vessel and is fortunately reversible. The second cause is an inflammatory response to some FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers found in the US and though considered to be an extremely rare reaction is also reversible.
Unfortunately, the third cause, as Dr. Zannis cited, is irreversible. If a patient is injected with unapproved, unsterile substances like commercial liquid silicone or other products from abroad, its effects include tissue necrosis and permanent loss. This is apparently the main reason why plastic surgeons must be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
As of the moment, Abraham is putting on a brave face and is keeping things light. We can only hope that her allergic reaction could still be reversed, and we’ll get to see her again on TV soon.
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