A 27-year-old social media influencer from Los Angeles has shared a cautionary tale about her recent experience with cosmetic lip fillers gone wrong.
Jessica Burko, known for her beauty content, took to TikTok to reveal how her trip to get her lips filled ended in disaster.
In a TikTok video, Burko showed “before” clips of herself at the cosmetic injectables clinic with numbing cream on, followed by a shocking “after” shot of her lips swollen to an astronomical size.
She admitted to having her lips done at least six times in the past, but had never experienced such a massive reaction.
“I honestly don’t know what went wrong, I had my lips done multiple times,” Burko said in the clip. She went on to explain that she had won a free giveaway for Halloween and visited a new doctor for the fillers. However, shortly after the injections, she noticed the swelling was not normal.
“This doctor was doing a giveaway,” Burko explained. “He did everything he was supposed to do. Immediately after he injected me, I looked in the mirror and realized how swollen I was.”
The swelling only got worse, so she returned the next day to have the filler dissolved.
“He certainly had me looking very scary,” she said. “I would never go back. Never do free cosmetics.”
Despite the unfortunate outcome, Burko still expressed her love for getting her lips done and reassured her followers that she will continue to have them filled in the future, but not by the same doctor.
Burko claimed that the doctor told her he had “hit an artery,” which caused the intense swelling in her lips. “The product and everything didn’t know where to go, so that is what caused the swelling,” she explained.
However, some users in the comments section of her video disagreed with her explanation, stating that hitting an artery would result in a vascular occlusion with pale white lips and intense pain.
This incident serves as a warning to others about the potential risks of cosmetic procedures, even when offered for free. It is essential to choose qualified and experienced practitioners and be informed about the potential side effects and complications associated with any cosmetic treatment.
Be safe out there…