Surgeons have reported a sharp rise in the number of cases of complications arising from the filling lips, marketed as way to achieve younger-looking skin without going under the knife.
The injections are used to plump up the skin, to fill in wrinkles and crows’ feet and to create fuller cheeks and lips.
In recent years, their popularity has soared as their costs have dropped, but experts fear the lack of regulation of their safety means the beauty industry is facing a “ticking timebomb” as the risks from the procedures emerge.
Research carried out for the Daily Mail has found that more than two thirds of British plastic surgeons have been consulted by patients whose injections had gone wrong.
Three years ago, just one quarter of surgeons polled by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) had seen such cases.
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