Kim refuses to give up cosmetic procedures even while pregnant, claims a new report. HollywoodLife.com asked top docs to EXCLUSIVELY comment on the risks to her and her unborn baby.
Kim Kardashian‘s skin is flawless and her lips are totally pouty and kissable — but sources say her beauty isn’t all natural, and that she refuses to give up treatments like lip injections and Botox, according to a report in In Touch magazine. We spoke to dermatologists and an OBGYN to see if her cosmetic obsessions are harmful to her baby.
Kim Kardashian’s Pregnant Plastic Surgery — Top Docs Weigh In On Risks
Dr. Paul J. Carniol, MD, FACS, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Clinical Professor in Summit, New Jersey, tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY:
“Fillers and Botox have not been studied in pregnant women, therefore, their safety for pregnant women has not been demonstrated. In general, they are not recommended for pregnant women.
If we know someone is pregnant, we do not treat them with Botox or fillers.
It is of note that Botox is injected in very small amounts in the face for cosmetic purposes and probably does not have any significant spread through the body when used in the face in these very small amounts.
The good news is that the ingredients in self-tanners are harmless, so it’s fine to use them during pregnancy. These lotions and sprays are basically dyes that stay on the surface of your skin and won’t harm your developing baby. Tanning beds are a different story. There’s no conclusive evidence that they’re harmful to a developing fetus, but there’s plenty of proof that they’re dangerous to you. Tanning beds pose the same dangers as the sun — they emit ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which causes skin cancer.
Lying in a tanning bed can also raise your body temperature to a level that may be hazardous to your baby, particularly during your first trimester. Having an elevated body temperature during pregnancy — that is, above 102 degrees F, which can happen in a tanning bed, has been associated with spinal malformations in developing babies.
The risks of plastic surgery for pregnant woman are the same as any other surgical procedure, but pregnancy can decrease immune system function, increasing the risk of infection after surgery. There are also potential issues with anesthesia, fetal monitoring and post-surgical medications required to prevent infection and ease pain.
Plastic surgery during pregnancy is not advised. Not only will plastic surgeons refuse to operate on pregnant patients, hospitals test for pregnancy in female patients prior to surgery, so there is no way to sneak the pregnancy past the doctor.”
Dr. Daniel Roshan, Board Certified Maternal Fetal Medicine High Risk OBGYN in Manhattan, New York, tells us EXCLUSIVELY:
“Nothing is 100 percent safe in pregnancy and no product should be used unless there is a good indication for it. Nothing will ever be fully studied in pregnant women so spray tanning, lip injections, etc. should be avoided. However, if someone did this without knowing they are pregnant then I would never tell them to terminate, just to stop doing [the procedure]. Overall, we tell patients not to do anything that isn’t important or medically necessary during pregnancy. Cosmetic procedures can wait.”
Dr. Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon reveals EXCLUSIVELY:
“In general, it’s the old saying — keep it simple, silly. Most of these things haven’t been proven because most people don’t do them. We don’t have a track record. In Germany, women started taking Thalidomide and children started being born without limbs.
Do I think a filler or Botox would be injurious to baby? No, would be my gut reaction but I wouldn’t want to test it. If my wife was pregnant, I’d say wait a few months. Light facials and regular manicures are fine, but anything with chemicals that can be inhaled or ingested, I’d say wait.”
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