My nod­ule night­mare

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BEAUTY ther­a­pist Ms Thorn­ton (who only be wants to re­ferred to by her sur­name) says she has been through a “night­mare” doc­tor since a in­jected a hyaluronic filler Der­malive into in her face 2003. Within six months of the in­jec­tion, she had ma­jor lumps and in­fected ap­pear nod­ules on her face through the in­jec­tion area. The 50-year-old went to a plas­tic and re­con­struc­tive sur­geon who worked in a hos­pi­tal to get the treat­ment. “I was in a hos­pi­tal some not back yard clinic. didn’t He say there was chance any that nod­ules could de­velop,” Ms Thorn­ton said. “When I went back and saw him twice, he said I had had a re­ac­tion and wanted to give me a steroid in­jec­tion that would have left pit­ted me with skin.” In 2014, a Syd­ney tried sur­geon to re­move the nod­ules on Ms Thorn­ton’s through face her mouth but could not get them all out. She said there was big still one nod­ule to­wards the bot­tom of her face and be­tween the nose and the mouth there are tubu­lar lumps. “If I had a wealthy hus­band, I would have taken doc­tor) (the to court for neg­li­gence. I feel so em­bar­rassed,” Ms Thorn­ton said. While the orig­i­nal treat­ment cost $500, Ms Thorn­ton’s at­tempts to re­pair the dam­age have so far cost more than $8000 for surgery, an anaes­thetist and a hos­pi­tal stay.

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