Kim Kardashian took to Instagram to dispel rumors that she uses fillers while pregnant–and to do a little self promotion, too.
She posted the above image with the following caption:
Can’t wait to show u this contouring make up tutorial for my changing pregnant face! No I don’t do fillers or botox when pregnant like some tabloids are reporting, you would have to be really sick to endanger your child like that! Anyone who has been pregnant or gained weight knows your face totally changes! My nose gets bigger, cheeks fuller & my lips swell up. The challenge is trying to adjust the make up to make me feel normal & we will share our tricks on KimKardashianWest.com
In a blog post via WebMD, Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon Robert Kotler had the following to say about this topic:
Injectable filling material such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Radiance, and Artefill typically do not enter the circulation and therefore it would not appear to be dangerous during pregnancy.
Understand that the fillers and the wrinkle-softeners, Botox and Dysport, are all degraded or metabolized by the body and their end products would not be expected to be injurious any more than any other medication that the mother may be taking.
However, I am just against any non-essential service being rendered to a patient during pregnancy. In medicine, we don’t have 100% certainty as to all the interactions between drugs and the body. So, why take the chance?
After a baby is delivered, the question often comes up about whether or not it is safe to have fillers, Botox or Dysport, and whether or not these medications might enter the breast milk. Again, my response is one of being extremely conservative: Not likely to cause a problem, but why take a chance?
The official site for the cosmetic usage of Botox states the following:
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed (it is not known if BOTOX Cosmetic passes into breast milk).
Kardashian faced these same accusations during her first pregnancy.