Botched Botox Party: UK woman wakes up with her lips touching her nose

Rachael Knappier's lips quadrupled in size.
Rachael Knappier's lips quadrupled in size. Photo credit: The Sun

A woman in the UK has claimed nurses laughed at her when she was rushed to hospital with botched lip fillers.

Rachael Knappier, 29, almost lost her top lip after the having $428 fillers injected into her at a boozy "Botox Party" in Leicestershire, England.

Knappier woke up at 2am the following morning to discover her lips had quadrupled in size, touching her nose.

She appeared on ITV's morning show, This Morning, and said when she arrived at the hospital, terrified and in extreme pain, the nurses just laughed at her.

"I'm telling them I'm having an allergic reaction, which is what I thought was happening. Three doctors said I'd actually had the filler injected into my artery."

Knappier told The Sun she had previously visited a highly-qualified nurse for Botox and a small dose of filler in her top lip to even out a permanent bump.

Rachael Knappier's lips returned to their normal size 72 hours later.
Rachael Knappier's lips returned to their normal size 72 hours later. Photo credit: The Sun

After the a few glasses of Prosecco at the "Botox Party", she had decided to get a top-up of lip filler.

 "It was fine. I went to bed. I woke up at 2.00 in the morning and saw what you see in those pictures.

"My lips touched my nose. They quadrupled in size. The pressure and burning on my lips was unbelievable," she told The Sun.

Knappier's lips returned to their normal size 72 hours later, but the 29-year-old says she has learnt her lesson.

She is now campaigning for tighter regulations of cosmetic surgery, and she reportedly has backing from the UK Prime Minister.

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