Ask a doctor

Accutane After an Ear Surgery?

Hello! Two months passed after I had an otoplasty, my dermatologist prescribed Accutane as a treatment for my acne.

My plastic surgeon explained it's safe to start taking Accutane as the healing is completed, and also told me that there's a danger only when taking Accutane before or after rhinoplasty as a nose cartilage is completely different from those in ears.

Now I just need to be 100% sure I won't suffer any consequences though I trust my surgeon as he's very experienced. Thank you!

Doctor Answers (1)

Accutane after ear surgery

+1

Starting Accutane after healing has occurred, 2 months following your surgical procedure should not be a problem as it relates to the ear.  After your course of Accutane, I would wait at least 6 months before undergoing a surgical procedure.

Good luck.


San Diego Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.