I want to have a dermal filler injected for the lines by my mouth and nose - I waited until after breastfeeding my son, but now am thinking of getting pregnant again soon! If I have a filler injected, then get pregnant a month or two later - is that safe???
Pregnancy - Is It Safe to Get a Wrinkle Filler Before a Pregnancy?
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The answer to your question is that nobody knows. The...
The answer to your question is that nobody knows. The safety of fillers in pregnancy has not been established through rigorous scientific testing. Given the nature of the procedures and the injectibles, it is probably safe but no one knows for sure.
As a caution, I advise patients not to undergo injections if they are pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant. Any possible risk is too great given that these injections are done for cosmetic reasons.
Web reference: http://innovationsfps.com/Procedures/fillers.html
Fillers and pregnancy
While I doubt that a filler placed pre-pregnancy will cause a problem for you, no one really has the answer. To this end, I would probably tell you to defer from doing it until after you have completed your pregnancy and breast feeding.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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