Dermal Fillers

Can You Get Lip Fillers When Breastfeeding

Many mothers are eager to begin their filler treatments immediately after giving birth, having gone without them for over a year while focusing on raising a child. They may be interested in dermal fillers but worry about their safety during nursing. This article explains if one can get some lip fillers when breastfeeding.

Lip fillers are a common and straightforward therapy used by many women. Lip fillers are risk-free and efficient and may restore a full, natural look to the lips. The lips may be made fuller and more sensual with dermal fillers, which are injected into certain areas and then massaged into the skin. This filler may also erase wrinkles around the lips. However, this quick treatment only takes around twenty minutes and yields significant benefits without requiring recovery.

Reasons for Using Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are used to restore or enhance the lips’ natural fullness. While they won’t prevent the lips from thinning with age, these treatments may buy one sometime before they require lip implants or a lip lift. And since they can make one seem exactly as they want to, they are a great confidence booster. Lip volume loss may occur for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to the following:

  • Genetics.
  • Smoking.
  • The effects of the sun’s rays.

Hyaluronic Acid filler Uses

Lip enhancement with hyaluronic acid fillers involves the addition of the following:

  • structure
  • Shape
  • Volume

The majority of people feel the effects for up to six months. The only way to retain the newfound lip volume is to have additional injections.

Procedure Preparation: What to Anticipate

Buckley (2021) states lip enhancement is a simple in-office procedure with little recovery time. The only real exception is the fat injection, which first requires a tiny amount of liposuction to eliminate the fat from another portion of the body. The option of using a local anaesthetic or topical anaesthetic before the injections. A nerve block injection may be administered before the procedure to provide maximum comfort throughout the procedure. Something like the anaesthetic injections numb the mouth before a dental procedure. Small needles inject the material into the lips after precisely designating the locations. According to Chiang et al. (2017),the treated region should not be pressed down firmly. Sticky lip cosmetics like lipstick should be avoided right after surgery. There ought to be an instantly noticeable change. When the lips have recovered, they will feel normal.

Cosmetic Procedures, What Are Most Mothers Worried About?

Many cosmetic doctors are reluctant to undertake cosmetic procedures on nursing mothers out of worry that their patients’ breast milk would include chemicals from the procedure. In particular, they fear that the mother’s body will absorb any chemicals or pharmaceuticals given during therapy, that these would then be secreted into breast milk, and that the nursing newborn will then consume this milk and harm his or her growth and development. According to Prow et al. (2011),the risk of major systemic absorption of chemicals or drugs during most cosmetic treatments is quite low.

Is Breastfeeding a Risky Time for Lip Fillers?

According to Fakih-Gomez & Kadouch (2022),some fillers include hyaluronic acid and lidocaine. Still, each quantity is so minute that many aesthetic professionals believe it will have no discernible effect on breast milk. However, there are no conclusive findings from large-scale clinical research on the safety of fillers during breastfeeding. Thus, patients should discuss the advantages and dangers with their cosmetic doctor before undergoing lip filler therapy while nursing since this is an off-label use.

Finding the Best Anaesthetic Practitioner

The first step is to find an aesthetician who is comfortable and has expertise in administering injections. The hazards associated with lip fillers are significant, particularly if the cosmetic doctor lacks competence. Get the task done. Before working with them, one should inquire about the doctor’s degree and training.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fillers

After How Long Will My Lips Be Numb to Eating and Drinking?

Until the effects of the local nerve block injection have gone off, one should avoid biting their lips to avoid disturbing the filler. One should also wait 24 hours to avoid wiping their cheeks or lips after eating messy dishes. Don’t smoke or use a straw for at least 24 hours. In addition, puckering or tightening the lips might cause the lip filler to shift. Alcohol causes blood to be thin; it may exacerbate lip bruising; one should abstain from it for at least 24 hours after getting a lip injury.

Will Getting Lip Fillers Make Your Lips Look Terrible?

One might permanently damage their lips if they don’t see a qualified cosmetic doctor before getting lip fillers. One risks permanently stretching their lips, losing the tissue around them, the lip filler hardening, or getting an infection at the injection sites.

Can Lip Fillers Be Done During Pregnancy?

Whether or not lip fillers are safe to obtain while pregnant has not been studied. Therefore, lip fillers are not recommended during pregnancy since the FDA has not yet authorised them.


The choice to have lip fillers is entirely subjective. Visit a cosmetic doctor specialising in lip fillers if one wants to learn more about alternatives for making their lips look fuller. Lip fillers might give one a momentary confidence boost, but they should keep that in mind. Injectable hyaluronic acid fillers have not been studied for their safety during breastfeeding. While one shouldn’t worry if they already had lip injections before pregnancy, now is not the time to have lip injections or other injectable cosmetic treatments until you’ve done breastfeeding. On average, one should obtain fresh lip fillers every 12 to 18 months. Discuss your worries and questions with your anaesthetic doctor.


Chiang, Y. Z., Pierone, G., & Al‐Niaimi, F. (2017). Dermal fillers: pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of complications. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology31(3), 405-413.

Prow, T. W., Grice, J. E., Lin, L. L., Faye, R., Butler, M., Becker, W., … & Roberts, M. S. (2011). Nanoparticles and microparticles for skin drug delivery. Advanced drug delivery reviews63(6), 470-491.

Fakih-Gomez, N., & Kadouch, J. (2022). Combining calcium hydroxylapatite and hyaluronic acid fillers for aesthetic indications: efficacy of an innovative hybrid filler. Aesthetic plastic surgery46(1), 373-381.

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