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“I don’t even get lip filler anymore”: MAFS Eden explains injury that caused her “giant upper lip”

"My lips are definitely my biggest insecurity"

Married At First Sight bride Eden Harper has revealed that a serious injury left her unable to control movement in her lips.

During this year’s season of MAFS, old photos of Eden with dramatically thinner lips were uncovered and shared on social media. The pics got hundreds of comments from fans, with some questioning why she decided to fill her lips when she was already beautiful.

However, Eden has now revealed that the lack of movement in her lips isn’t a result of industry, but instead of an accident.

Eden on MAFS. Nine.

“My lips are definitely my biggest insecurity and the thing that gets me down the most when I look in the mirror is the scar above my mouth and the lack of movement in my mouth,” she told Daily Mail Australia.

“I fainted when I was I think 21 or 22. And I landed on glass and it split my whole face open and that’s where the scar on my face is from,” she explained.

Eden’s mouth surgery

Eden went into detail about how dramatic the injury was and said that she had to get surgery on her mouth to fix it.

“I had a few gashes, but the most notable was probably the size of a stretched out 20 cent coin from above my nose past the end of my mouth… And in order to stitch up the hole, the surgery lifted my whole mouth upwards and it’s given me that giant upper lip look that I have.”

You can see a graphic photo the injury here.

Eden on MAFS. Nine.

“It essentially killed the muscle in my mouth and has frozen all movement in the lower half of my face, which is quite unfortunate,” she added.

“It looks so different to how it used to look and I remember when it first happened, just every time I’d look in the mirror and I’d be like, I’m never gonna look the way I used to and I just had to accept that.”

Eden says she doesn’t get lip filler

Eden told the publication that the abnormal movement of her lips is completely from the accident, and said that she doesn’t get any cosmetic procedures done to her lips.

“I do get Botox in my forehead and that, that kind of thing. But the lips. The lips is because of my scar…. I don’t even get lip filler anymore. I used to when I was younger, definitely. So in those old photos, I actually was getting filler then and I don’t get it now,” she said.

Eden in 2014. Facebook.

She added that she explained the accident during Confessions Week on the show, but the scene didn’t make it to air.

“‘(The accident) was my confession letter on the show, which didn’t actually make the cut, but it was probably the hardest six months of my life because my face was in a bandage for six months and I just thought every time I looked in the mirror I’d burst into tears because of all the scars and whatnot,” she said. 

“The only one you can still see though is the one above my mouth. It was the worst one.”

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