Reality TV star Kylie Jenner has reportedly decided to give up lip injections during her pregnancy.
For years, Jenner, 20, artificially enhanced her lips, but will reportedly stop for the sake of her unborn child, reports Hollywood Life. Jenner has not officially announced a pregnancy.
"Kylie would never do anything that could put her baby at risk," a source close to the Kardashian family said. "She’s not trying to get lip injections right now."
While it's uncertain if such surgeries pose dangers to a fetus, many doctors advise expecting mothers to avoid them.
"There are no scientific studies that show that injecting hyaluronic acids during pregnancy is bad for the fetus, although many cosmetic treatments during pregnancy are usually not recommended," Dr. John Layke told Hollywood Life.
What's more, Dr. Simon Ourian, the cosmetic dermatologist who has worked on Jenner, refuses to work on pregnant women.
"I recommend that women stop getting lip fillers as soon as they learn they are pregnant," he told Page Six. "No one knows the implications of lip fillers on pregnant patients since dermal fillers haven’t been tested on pregnant women."
"I would never knowingly administer lip injections to a pregnant patient," he added. "In fact, it is my policy not to perform any procedures at all on pregnant women."
Jenner previously admitted she got injections because she had always been insecure about her lips.
"It has been an insecurity of mine all my life," she confessed, before recalling the moment it began, reports Complex Magazine. "This guy I kissed was like, 'Your lips are really small but you’re a really good kisser. I didn’t think you were gonna be good at kissing.' It was so rude. From then on, I just felt like I saw guys staring at my lips. I felt like no one wanted to kiss me."
Luckily for Jenner, pregnancy naturally lends itself to fuller lips, so she need not worry about losing her pout.
"Many women experience naturally increased lip size during pregnancy due to increased levels of estrogen, blood flow, fluids and swelling caused by pregnancy, regardless of whether they ever received lip fillers previously," explained Ourian.
In addition, Jenner's previous lip injections may still throughout her pregnancy, possibly adding to its fullness.
"If a woman receives lip fillers before becoming pregnant, the results can last several months into her pregnancy, especially if she received one of the newer longer-lasting fillers," added Ourian.