I still have considerable tip swelling which I understand can take up to 1 year to heal. I have thick nostrils, tip to begin with. I was using minoxidil topical for hair loss for about 6 months and stopped 2 months before surgery and I want to start it again now. Since minoxidil is a vasodilator is it going to affect how my swelling will heal? I also take blood pressure medications to keep my BP down.
I'm a 42 Year Old Male Who Had an Open Rhinoplasty 1 Month Ago. Will Minoxidil Slow Healing Time?
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Can minoxidil effect healing after rhinoplasty
I would say no. It's a reasonable thought but I don't think it would make much difference in the long run. If your skin is thick then your skin is thick and it could take some more time. You may need a more aggressive surgery for your nasal tip. Dean Toriumi, MD in Chicago would be an excellent surgeon to get an opinion from.
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