For some celebrities, having the right look means continued success in the public eye. But at what cost? There have been some recent reports that Kim Kardashian is continuing to receive medical cosmetic treatments despite being pregnant.

Elective (optional, not life- or health-saving) surgery during pregnancy is almost never recommended. That said, there are many medical cosmetic office procedures that have minimal or no downtime.

Yet because treatments such as Botox, Juvederm, and Radiesse have not been studied in pregnant women, their safety in such situations is unknown. Generally, they are not recommended for pregnant women. In my practice, I do not offer such treatments to women who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breast-feeding, be sure to consult your qualified facial plastic surgeon before choosing to have a cosmetic medical treatment that may harm your baby.