Summary: Looking younger can be a regular thing. You get your hair done, you put your make-up on (or buy new make-up) and maybe you even hit up your local cosmetic surgeon. It can become quite the routine—demanding yet regular. But your health may not always be the same, so it’s a good idea to put some thought into your routine. This means that if, for example, you become pregnant, you should have a discussion with your cosmetic surgeon about what procedures may no longer be a good option for you. Cosmetic surgery when you are pregnant is nothing to begin without consulting your cosmetic surgeon.
Cosmetic Surgery When You Are Pregnant?
There are many cosmetic procedures that become interwoven with your daily routine. Many cosmetic procedures have an integrated and inherent expiration date—that is, the effects wear off over time. Many patients, after all, get Botox once every three months or so in order to maintain their appearance. In other words, in order to keep the wrinkles away, many patients keep up on their Botox (or other dermal fillers, laser treatments, and so on) on a regular basis. Keeping ahead of the wrinkles helps your face continue looking more youthful and rejuvenated, and you get the bonus of never having to confront those wrinkles in the mirror.
Of course, when you discontinue your Botox (or other treatments), your results will begin to fade. Most patients are potently aware of this, much more so when their results begin to fade. This is a long way of saying that, often, getting your Botox or cosmetic treatment can become routine. But it should never be thoughtless. Indeed, there is some danger in getting so entrenched in your routine—so entrenched that you don’t notice the big changes in your life that may have some impact on how your treatment will be performed.
When You Settle Into Your Routine
It happens to everyone. Life gets busy, and you rely on routine. That might be the case with Kim Kardashian who, according to some reports, is considering continuing with her routine cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery despite her recent second pregnancy. Now, it’s worth mentioning that these are rumors only—and they probably have little basis in fact. This is because, according to the websites of many Los Angeles Botox experts out there, pregnancy and Botox simply don’t mix. It’s not necessarily proven to be unsafe, but there are too many variables and too many unknowns. It’s simply not a great idea. Because of that, most cosmetic surgeons will refuse to perform injectable procedures on women who are pregnant.
So, it doesn’t seem likely that Kim Kardashian is getting plastic surgery. The real danger comes in when patients don’t even know they’re pregnant. Well, I guess I shouldn’t say danger—the risk of any complication is really quite low. In other words, don’t panic if you find out you’re actually pregnant. Just talk to your cosmetic surgeon and he or she will have a good idea of what you should do.
Surgical Procedures Can Be Problematic
Of course, there are some procedure that pregnancy can really make problematic. Most of those procedures are traditionally surgical ones. For example, if you’ve recently had a breast augmentation and you find yourself pregnant, there are a couple of things you should know. First of all, there’s a good chance you’ll still be able to nurse—which is important to many plastic surgery patients. Second of all, there’s also a good chance that pregnancy will change and alter your results. After all, pregnancy has a tendency to alter the breasts—to stretch them out, as it were.
The other surgical procedure that really suffers a degradation of results if you become pregnant is a tummy tuck. It doesn’t happen all that often, simply because most women who come in for a tummy tuck have already been pregnant and are not planning on having any more children. However, pregnancy certainly causes the tissue around the belly area to increase in size, to be stretched, and it doesn’t always bounce back the way you were when you were younger. So if you’ve had a tummy tuck—a procedure designed to remove excess tissue—it’s possible that a pregnancy could mean you’re going to get that tissue back all over again.
Consult With Your Cosmetic Surgery
In many ways, pregnancy is a medical condition—it puts stress on your body in some very specific, biological ways. This means that you should certainly consult with your cosmetic or plastic surgeon before engaging in any procedures. After all, it’s better to err on the side of caution. So if, on some chance, Kim Kardashian is still seeing her plastic or cosmetic surgeon, if she’s still getting Botox, at least it’s being performed under the supervision of a medical professional, who will be able to notice anything that might turn south. As with any medical condition, however, it’s incredibly important for the patient to be completely forthright and honest with the plastic or cosmetic surgeon involved.
So if you’re thinking of getting cosmetic or plastic surgery, but you may or may not have some health concerns, make sure you talk to your surgeon before proceding. This blog, after all, is not a sufficient source of information (and would qualify as “entertainment” only)—so make sure you have that conversation with a medical professional.