If one is to stop use of Accutane one month prior to Septoplasty and closed Rhinoplasty, is that long enough to ensure proper and/or normal and expected healing? I cannot find information, both anectodal or clinical studies on the subject with regard to humans
Is Quitting Accutane One Month Prior to Septorhinoplasty Long Enough?
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One month not enough
Typically in the U.S. doctors will ask for you to be off Accutane at least 6 months and occasionally up to 12 months prior to elective surgery.
Accutane cessation time before surgery
I typically have patients wait at least 6 months. This is because accutane affects the pilosebaceous units in the skin and are crucial in the healing process.
Michael Kim, MD
Accutane Prior to Rhinoplasty
I recommend waiting at least 6 months and up to 1 year after Accutane for rhinoplasty surgery. Be conservative; there aren't any studies that clearly establish the time necessary to expect normal healing.
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