This woman got injectable filler and was horrified with the result after 3 months.
"My name is Carol Bryan. Im 54. Ive worked in the aesthetic medical industry for years and consider myself very informed.
I starting getting Botox in my late 30s, just for the 11 lines you get between your eyes. I thought, "Why not?" I was very happy I did that. You dont want to take drastic measures, and this was very subtle.
Then in 2009, when I was 47, doctors told me that at my age, I should try new fillers: Ones that would fill in the volume lost in my forehead and cheekbones. I knew it was safe, but what I didnt know is that certain fillers are meant only for certain areas. (The FDA now has a definitive list of which cosmetic fillers are approved for which areas, and the risks associated with soft tissue fillers.)
During my procedure, two different fillersone of which was siliconewere combined in the same syringe and injected into areas they shouldnt have been.
I had the typical side effects, like bruising and swelling. You expect that, so you dont get alarmed. But three months after the procedure, I was terrified of what I looked like. There was no sugarcoating it. I was told Id need to have some corrective procedures, which I did, but those procedures just worsened the damage.
The result of the injections and corrective procedures, 2013
I never wanted to look at myself. I washed my face without looking. I brushed my hair without looking. I lived with a hat, a scarf, and glasses on.
The worst part was the seclusion and knowing I couldnt face the world again. That was not something I could wrap my head around. I felt like a pariah. I didnt even think Id survive it. I wasnt planning to take my own life, but I just wasnt sure how I was going to continue by secluding myself."
Carol spent more than a year and went through 3 surgeries in 2013 to get her look back and this is her in 2016.