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Can I get a syringe of Juvederm filler for laugh lines while I'm still breast feeding?

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Juvederm while breast feeding

There has not been scientific study of Juvederm or other dermal fillers for pregnant or breast feeding women. Both the manufacturer of Juvederm Allergan and I do not recommend Juvederm for pregnant or breast feeding women

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm while breastfeeding

Congratulations on your new baby!

The safety of Juvederm (or any of the other dermal fillers available on the market) has not been studied in pregnant or breastfeeding women.  Therefore, we generally do not use these products in any of our pregnant or breastfeeding patients.  I would recommend that you wait until you are no longer breastfeeding your baby before having any such treatments.

Jody Comstock, MD
Tucson Dermatologic Surgeon
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Safer to wait

It is better to wait until after you've stopped breastfeeding to proceed with any injectable treatment (including BOTOX). It is just safer that way.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm while Breastfeeding

Hello mamabear27, 

Thanks for your question.

This is the statement and stance that Juvederm takes in terms of injections during breastfeeding.

"The safety of JUVÉDERM® injectable gel for use during pregnancy, in breastfeeding females, or in patients under 18 years has not been established"

I would wait until you have completed your breastfeeding regimen before proceeding with any type of injection.

Good luck and Congratulations on the new baby. 

Dr. Shadfar

Scott Shadfar, MD
Indianapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm and breastfeeding: probably not a good idea

Most injectible filler manufacturers will never study the safety of their medications for pregnant and nursing women. This includes Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Voluma and essentially ever other facial filler.  Why not?  It is not cost effective to study them, and the legal liability is too high.  Even if you wanted to have Juvederm (which I do not recommend), you would have a very difficult time finding a reputable physician to inject it.

Ronald Friedman, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Filler while breastfeeding

There are no studies or good data looking at fillers during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and there likely never will be. Odds are it is safe, so if you accidentally received it before you knew you were pregnant don't worry, but you'll be hard pressed to find anyone credible who will inject while you are pregnant. Breastfeeding you may have more luck, but it's probably best to just wait and enjoy your time with your new little one for now. 

Cameron Chesnut, MD, FAAD
Spokane Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Can I get a syringe of #Juvederm filler for laugh lines while I'm still #pregnant or #breastfeeding?

There is no information at the present time as to whether Juvederm is safe for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Given that these are elective treatments, I always advise patients to wait until after breastfeeding to consider any injectable treatments. I hope this information is helpful for you.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon

Stephen Weber, MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Getting Juvederm while breastfeeding

Hello Mamabear. There have been no studies done to assess the safety of Juvederm or any other dermal fillers during pregnancy and breastfeeding and there probably never will be because of ethical reasons. Though there likely is no harm in getting Juvederm while breastfeeding, most physicians will advise you to wait until you are finished with your breastfeeding. This is the advice that I give all of my clients who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. Hope this helps answer your question.

Michael A. Zadeh, MD, FACS
Sherman Oaks General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Breastfeeding and Juvederm

Hi MB.  You could get these injections, but most credible physicians would not do it because they don't want the liability.  The issue of whether or not a product like Juvederm could have any effect on your breast milk has never been studied and it probably never will.  

We would recommend waiting until you are done breastfeeding.  Good luck.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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