Beyonce’s rep has slammed rumours suggesting she’s had lip fillers while she’s pregnant with twins.
A recent Instagram post showing the star with a pout prompted gossip site MediaTakeOut to perpetuate the rumour that she’s enhanced her natural lips with a cosmetic procedure.
But the 35-year-old’s rep, Yvette Noel-Schure, has ended speculation with a powerful statement to fact-checking gossip website Gossip Cop – and says that Bey’s fuller lips are the result of pregnancy swelling.
“What do you know about the effects of pregnancy on a woman’s entire body? Please tell me,” she began, in a memo reportedly addressed to the staff at MediaTakeOut.
“Did you know that in addition to weight gain there is often a dramatic change in the blood flow in the system and increased fluid causing swelling?
“Do you know that often women’s gums get swollen? Do you know that it sometimes affects our speech, our ability to chew intently and a host of other things?”
“But the sacrifice to our faces, our feet and our entire bodies is something we welcome because we bring beautiful humans into the world who will one day combat your hate and negativity.”
“I stood silent during Beyonce’s first pregnancy when you thought it was okay to bully her like the cowards you are, when you accused her of never being pregnant, but I simply cannot this time.”
“You are the saddest individuals and picking on a pregnant lady is tantamount to possessing the coldest, despicable heart.
“You need to find something else to do with your time and maybe stop by a store that has happiness on sale because you need to buy some.”
By the way, Beyonce’s rep is completely right about swelling during pregnancy – and the effect it can have on your face and your gums (though in our experience, it doesn’t necessarily make your lips bigger).
Call us crazy but, erm, we also reckon it’s pretty clear that Queen Bey’s been rocking a lot of lippy in her latest Insta pics, so could it be that she’s simply trying out a new lipliner technique?
Regardless, would it even have been a problem if she HAD decided to get her lip injections?
We weren’t 100% sure, so we asked the experts to find out…
Can you get lip fillers when you’re pregnant?
Generally, procedures like this aren’t recommended during pregnancy, for precautionary resons.
“Most of the commonly used non-surgical cosmetic procedures are contraindicated in pregnancy and even the manufacturers of botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid fillers suggest avoiding these treatments,” explains Rajiv Grover, plastic surgeon and former president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
“Once pregnancy is established, it is sensible to avoid injectable treatments in case of the theoretical risk of transmission across the placenta to the unborn child.”
However, he does reassure that on the off-chance you do have lip fillers while pregnant, before knowing you’re pregnant, the potential risk is pretty low.
“If one unknowingly has treatment during early pregnancy without realising, it is reassuring to know that any risk is very small indeed.”
Additionally, the NHS confirms that botox is a no-no for mums-to-be, because the potential affects of the chemicals are as yet unknown – yet doesn’t provide the same warning on its writings about dermal fillers – substances like collagen and hyularonic acid.