From black rotting flesh to hard, lumpy lips and nasty bacterial infections, doctors warn of nasty complications that can leave women permanently disfigured.

As part of Fabulous’s Had Our Fill campaign we have chosen to share these shocking case reports to highlight and raise awareness of the devastating injuries that dermal fillers can cause.

From black rotting flesh to hard, lumpy lips and nasty bacterial infections, doctors warn of nasty complications that can leave women permanently disfigured.

Yet in most cases women are not told of these horrific side-effects.

Rogue practitioners leave their victims clueless to the potential dangers they face, touting fillers as a “temporary, safe and affordable” way to enhance your looks.

That’s why The Sun’s Fabulous brand launched the new campaign, to crackdown on rogue traders and raise awareness of the dangers facing women.

Leading expert, consultant plastic surgeon, Niall Kirkpatrick – who specialises in correcting botched filler ops – warns people are at risk of rotting tissue, horrific infections – even blindness, with estimates that 200 people have lost their sight after having fillers.

He told The Sun: “There is a long list of complications that can occur from filler injections and almost all of patients who come to see me with problems were never advised that these could occur to them.”

Most of his patients don’t even know what was injected into their skin, which “makes it trickier if things go wrong”, he added.

“Often it can be very difficult to find out what fillers have been injected into patients because the clinics do not keep appropriate clinical records.”

One of the most serious complications of botched cosmetic fillers is rotting, necrotic flesh.

Mr Kirkpatrick, who is also a spokesperson for the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), told The Sun: “Injections into arteries and veins can cause tissues to die.”

If too much is injected, or it’s put into the wrong place, it can put pressure on the arteries and cut off the blood supply, which ultimately can cause the affected tissue or organ to die.

The area that’s most commonly affected is the glabella – the smooth part of the forehead above and between the eyebrows – due to the number of tiny blood vessels.

Another region that is popular for fillers but equally as risky is the nasolabial fold, commonly known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines”.

It’s close to one of the main facial arteries and complications here can cut off bloody supply to the side of the nose.

In one shocking case, a 52-year-old woman suffered a horrific reaction after having hyaluronic acid fillers in her nasolabial fold.

According to an article published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, her symptoms started around 15 hours later.

Her skin was red, painful and starting to turn purple, plus it also felt tender every time her heart beat.

Within 48 hours she had a nasty, yellow infection and the skin was starting to die.

She ended up in hospital where medics treated her with hyaluronidase, which breaks down the filler, and a number of antibiotics to take the infection down.

In another case, a 61-year-old woman was having filler in her cheeks to correct craters left from acne scars.

But she also suffered a delayed onset reaction which blocked the blood flow to the area.

“Over time, sometimes years later, people can produce reactions to the filler materials producing these hard, painful lumps, which can be very difficult and expensive to remove,” he warned.

At first they can be soft but over time they can harden and become calcified.

They are most likely to occur after injection with products that either do not biodegrade completely or only partially biodegrade.

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From black rotting flesh to hard, lumpy lips and nasty bacterial infections, doctors warn of nasty complications that can leave women permanently disfigured. As part of Fabulous's Had Our Fill campaign we have chosen to share these shocking case reports to highlight and raise awareness of the devastating injuries that dermal fillers...