COVID-19 UPDATE: As of May 11, 2020, we have re-opened our office to regular in-person appointments. We are operating at a lower-than-normal capacity in order to respect social distancing advisories and best protect the health of our patients. We are still offering telemedicine as an option. For more information please call us at (314) 996-8800.

How does pregnancy affect BOTOX®, Dysport® or other facial cosmetic procedures?

Many women desiring BOTOX┬«, Dysport┬«, fillers or facial plastic surgery would like to know how past or future pregnancies will affect their outcome. Noninvasive procedures and cosmetic surgery of the face are generally NOT affected by future pregnancies or moderate weight fluctuations.

Dr. Terry Myckatyn, MD and Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum, MD

Dr. Terry Myckatyn and
Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum:

Trusted. Experienced. Committed.

In general, most procedures should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Specifically, elective surgical procedures, whether they be performed with you under local or general anesthesia, should be postponed until after pregnancy and after you have finished breastfeeding. In addition, noninvasive procedures like BOTOX, Dysport, fillers or collagen should also be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding since they are not FDA-approved at this time, and in some instances, local anesthetics that should not be used during pregnancy may be required. Once you are finished breastfeeding, you may return to your injections.

Laser procedures can be performed during pregnancy and breastfeeding provided that local or general anesthesia is avoided.

If you have questions or would like to book a consultation with one of the surgeons at West County Plastic Surgery, please call (314) 996-8800.

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