By Alyce Collins
THIS Brit has had his fillers SPILL OUT of his lips because there was TOO MUCH in them, but he continues to plan his next procedures and still gets his lips topped-up every two months, racking up an impressive £14K spent on fillers alone.
James Holt (24) from Manchester, United Kingdom, never felt truly happy with his natural look and his biggest insecurities were always his lips, until he turned 16 and had his first of many fillers.
James relished the feeling he got after his first round of fillers and knew that he would keep on having them, despite what his friends and family said.
So far, James has spent a total of £14,000 on his lips alone. As well as having his lips done every two to four months, James has also had two nose jobs, Botox every three months, teeth whitening twice a year and Botox injections into his armpits to prevent sweating.
James travelled abroad to Poland for his nose jobs, with each one costing £4,000. The Botox procedure has set James back £12,000 as he has been doing it since the age of 18, and a further £4,000 on cheek fillers as well as £1,000 on chin fillers.
“I wasn’t happy with my natural look, but I feel comfortable with this fake look,” said James.
“I started when I was 16 when I found someone who would give me lip fillers, and I think it’s got better with time.
“I like going to different people to have work done because there’s different techniques that they can use. It adds to my face.
“I’ve always wanted to change my face after seeing celebs doing it, so I thought I’d start with my lips and getting Botox injections.
“It felt great after the first time and I knew I’d be getting more.
“I try to top up my lips every two to four months, and I get Botox every three months. I have my teeth whitened every six months, but I’ll be getting veneers at some point.
“I also have facials every week, and I’m planning another nose job for early next year because I think it’s still botched after the second surgery.
“I’ve had Botox injected into my armpits to stop me sweating, and I have thought of the idea of removing sweat glands in the future.
“I have had a few problems along the way where the fillers have come out of my lips because there was too much filler in them, my lips have rejected it, and the middle of my lips has sunken before. My lips have also bruised due to their size after treatment.
“After my nose jobs there have been complications as I can’t breathe through my nose and I sound quite nasal. I have trouble sleeping because when I’m trying to breathe out of my nose I’m not able to, so I wake up.
“I don’t really have any inspiration, I just go for what I feel like. It’s my touch on me because I want to stand out and look different. Before I looked boring and plain, I looked just like everybody else.
“I’ve been doing it so long that it’s like maintenance now.”
Although he didn’t hate how he looked before his cosmetic surgery, James now feels much happier in himself and full of confidence.
James appreciates the attention he gets due to his look, albeit negative and positive, and he has learnt to live with the looks he gets because he is happy with the outcome.
Over the last three years, James has spent £2000 on cryotherapy to make his bum look bigger.
“I love it when people double look me,” added James.
“My friends and family aren’t best happy with the results. They tell me I’ve gone too far, that it’s too much and that I need to stop before my lips fall off or explode.
“I know they are thinking of me but at the end of the day it’s me who wants this look, so I don’t listen. I get lots of looks in the street and I’ve even had people come up to me asking about my lips.
“Most people just look and gasp, but I’ve learnt to live with that. Older people seem to be very shocked, but I don’t think they understand.
“I am looking into toe straightening as my toes aren’t what I want, and it makes me not like being bare footed. I’ve tried non-surgical options but not had any good results from it.
“I think I’ll need to get bum implants as well because I’ve had cryotherapy to increase the size of my bum, but I still don’t feel like it’s big enough.
“I will never stop having surgery, and I don’t think I’ll ever be happy with my face or my body.”
You can find out more about James’ cosmetic surgery by visiting his Instagram, @jamesholt23x.