aquamid almost killed me and left deep permanent scars - Toorak, AU

I had decided to treat myself to permanent lip...

I had decided to treat myself to permanent lip fillers for my birthday. The doctor also injected the corner of my lips. My lips began to swell. The doctor told me that it was normal. 3 days later, they were so sore, swallen and bloody, that duck lips look small in comparison, at this stage the doctor told me to go immediately to hospital. All the Aquamid had leaked out, my lips were huge and bleeding. I stayed in hospital for a whole week. Huge bloody lips had turned into huge scabs on my lips, and above my lips. When the scabs were gone, I was left with deep scars on both sides of my upper lips and one side of my lower lip, and on both corners of my lips. One side of my lips was left with a huge raised line which ran all the way down my lip, this resulted in a one hour surgery. The doctor said it was so hard, it was as if he was removing concrete. I was also left with scars and discolourisation on my lips and a lot of granuloma. Now my lips are being treated with laser and needling, this will cost me $3,000 and 6 months of treatments. I will then need to tattoo my lips to cover up the discolourisation, another $1,500, and who knows if the needling will remove the granuloma. I may need to get surgery for that. Statistics say that one in 4.5 cases of Aquamid treatment end up in a disaster. So if you are brave enough or vain enough, go ahead and play Russian roulette with your face.
Dr. David Powell

Dr. Powell has been great and has refunded all my money and has been giving me free subsequent treatments. He also visited me in hospital with his wife.

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
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1 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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