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Photo by Cesar La Rosa on Unsplash

As many people know by now, I’m kind of a big fan of plastic surgery — and not just because I’ve turned 30. My views on cosmetic surgery are that way because I see it as a way to make yourself become the person you always want to be. It’s an upgrade to your own body. I mean, we upgrade our cars and computers. What’s so horrible about choosing to upgrade our bodies, too?

Right now, I’m looking at a long, long list of procedures I’ve wanted to get. One of them includes having lip injections, even though my lips are relatively full. I mean, I want a little more pout, you know what I mean?

So, while I’ve been putting together my list of top procedures, I started to poke around on the net. It didn’t take too long to see photos of botched lip injections that scared me to the core. Some of them, including the photos of Farrah Abraham and her hyper-filled pouters.

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Yikes, dude.

Lately, Abraham has been looking better and her lips have been pretty on point. Even so, I was a little shaky about seeing what happened with her. I mean, the girl did trust a qualified person. It still ended up being botched. What could happen to me if I got a botched surgery?

Well, I did a little bit of detective work to find out. To learn more about what happens when your lip injections are botched, I reached out to a local rhinoplasty expert who I befriended at a networking mixer. His name was Dr. Philip J. Miller, and he was happy to answer my questions.

According to Dr. Miller, most lip injections contain HLA, also known as Hyaluronic Acid. In the case of a botched injection, the HLA in the fillers used to increase size are what make it possible to correct lip injections.

To fix a botched procedure, your surgeon would have to inject a solution that dissolves the filler. The filler dissolver is safe to use and will not harm your tissue. Once the injections are dissolved, you can book another appointment in order to get a better set of injections and finally get the look you want.

It didn’t really sound that bad at all. If anything, it sounded way easier than the complicated surgery I imagined in my mind. The price point, too, was way more affordable than I imagined it would be. So, maybe it’s not so scary after all.

I took another look at Farrah Abraham’s photos of late. She still looks great and her lips have that cute pout that I’ve been wanting myself. So, you know what? Count me in on this process.

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