Life

By Mollie Mansfield


A stunning mum-of-two claims she was left with $2,000 [£1,550] botched lips after social media influencers left her yearning for fillers.

After years of admiring big lips online, Ashley Schlick, 34, first decided to get fillers three-years-ago and made the injections a regular part of her beauty regime.

PICS BY ASHLEY SCHLICK / CATERS NEWS – (PICTURED : Ashley claims that she was left with botched lips which were bruised, oozing with puss and skin flaking from them) 

However, after receiving an additional 1ml of filler last year, costing her $495 [£380], Ashley claims she noticed that her lips had a different reaction than before.

Just moments after the surgery was done the mum claims she noticed that her bottom lip had turned white – and over the course of the next couple of days her lips started to turn black, ooze with puss and the skin began to shed.

After a visit to the emergency room, prescribed antibiotics and having the filler completely dissolved – costing $1500 [£1100] – Ashley is now sharing her story in order to raise awareness for the dangers of fillers.

Ashley, from Orlando, Florida, US, said: “After seeing social media influencers and celebrities getting their lips done, it pushed me to want to get it done more – so I started getting them done when I was 31.

PICS BY ASHLEY SCHLICK / CATERS NEWS – (PICTURED : Ashley Schlick, 34, now having recovered from her botched lip surgery) 

“My injections had always been fine, until I noticed that my bottom lip was white as a ghost after surgery.

“As the night went on, I noticed that a black spot appeared and this gradually turned into bruising across my entire lip.

“When my lips continued to get worse, and even started to puss and shed, I went to the emergency room and was prescribed with antibiotics for a bacterial infection in my lips.

“Luckily a few days later I was able to get my lips dissolved and eventually my lips looked less botched.

“Now I want people to open their eyes to the dangers that come with getting lip fillers, as mine ended up costing me almost $2000!”

PICS BY ASHLEY SCHLICK / CATERS NEWS – (PICTURED : Before Ashley Schlick, 34, had her lip filler surgery) 

Ashley explains that she feels lucky to have escaped any permanent damage to her lips, as she believed the botched appearance would ruin her face.

She said: “My upper lip was swollen and uneven with bruises underneath, but I thought my bottom lip was going to be damaged beyond repair.

“Luckily I was able to get my lip filler dissolved in a matter of days and, thanks to the antibiotics, the infection went away also.

“Although I experienced a lot of pain in having my lips dissolved, I am fortunate enough to have come out of this clean.

PICS BY ASHLEY SCHLICK / CATERS NEWS – (PICTURED : Ashley Schlick, 34, now having recovered from her botched lip surgery) 

“It took just under a year for the discolouration to completely go away on my lips, but now it’s hardly noticeable.

“Now I feel good and grateful about my lips and have had corrective lip filler surgery to make my lips how I want them again.”