Pregnancy is undoubtedly one of the most special and unique times in a woman’s life. For many women, pregnancy brings on a fresh and vibrant glow, making them feel even more beautiful in these nine months. However, many women still want to continue using their favorite beauty products and skin treatments during pregnancy. At Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz is committed to the highest standards in patient safety and will help women determine which treatments can be safely used during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and other stages of life. Find out more about one of the most popular cosmetic treatments today, lip injections, including whether lip fillers should be used by pregnant women.

What are lip fillers?

Also called lip injections, lip fillers are injectable cosmetic products used to plump up naturally thin lips or lips that have become thinner with age. In many cases, patients use lip fillers to simply enhance an already “normal”-sized pout. By augmenting the lips with fillers, patients can achieve a more youthful look and create a better balance between their facial features. Injectable lip fillers also offer a compelling alternative to lip augmentation with implants, as lip injections are more convenient, less expensive, and can be reversed if desired. Most lip fillers, including the widely popular JUVÉDERM® collection, contain hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that is also present naturally in the body.

Can you get JUVÉDERM lip fillers while pregnant?

Pregnancy is a time when many women begin to think even more carefully about what they put on and into their bodies. A common question from pregnant women is whether they can safely continue using lip fillers during pregnancy. Because there is no definitive evidence on the risks of lip fillers during pregnancy, the vast majority of providers and patients alike agree that it may be safer to wait until after pregnancy and breastfeeding to resume lip injections.

However, patients should try not to worry if they become unexpectedly pregnant while using lip fillers or if they receive lip injections before learning that they are pregnant. Again, there is no definitive data supporting or refuting the safety of injectable dermal fillers during pregnancy, nor is there a law against using fillers while pregnant. In fact, many women do continue to receive lip fillers throughout pregnancy. During your initial consultation for injectable lip fillers in Dallas, Dr. Hanz will discuss all of your available options, your current pregnancy status or plans for pregnancy, and other factors to determine whether lip fillers are safe and appropriate for you. Generally speaking, ideal candidates for lip injections:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not smoke
  • Desire a temporary, reversible alternative to lip implants
  • Have realistic expectations for their results
  • Have healthy motivations for wanting lip fillers
  • Are not allergic to lip filler ingredients

Have questions about lip fillers while pregnant? Talk to a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX to learn more.

The best way to decide which treatments are safe and appropriate for you during pregnancy is to consult with a highly qualified and experienced provider. To learn more about lip fillers during pregnancy and to get the peace of mind you deserve, call Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz in Dallas, TX today!