How long should you wait after ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing before it would be okay to have a Rhinoplasty? Would Rhinoplasty interfere will the collagen rebuilding?
Rhinoplasty After Ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing?
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Rhinoplasty after Ablative Laser Therapy
You previously asked the same question about rhinoplasty after Smartxide laser treatment. Regardless of the skin treatment, make sure the skin has re-epithelialized and your rhinoplasty surgeon is aware of the previous procedure.
Rhinoplasty after laser resurfacing
It is acceptable to undergo rhinoplasty surgery after surgical ablative resurfacing. You should space the procedures approximately one month apart. The rhinoplasty will not interfere with collagen remodeling.
Rhinoplasty (nose job) after ablative laser surgery
Typically the proliferative phase of wound healing (collagen formation) occurs for 6 weeks after surgery. Therefore you should be fine to proceed after this period of wound healing.
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Rhinoplasty after Fraxel
I think the magic number should be about 6 weeks or so after Fraxel before you can have a rhinoplasty. Give or take a few weeks if you had complications of healing.
Rhinoplasty After Ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing
You should be healed from your fractional ablative skin resurfacing after 6 to 8 weeks. It should be fine to have rhinoplasty at that time without affecting your laser results. Make sure that you discuss this with both your laser physician as well as your rhinoplasty surgeon.
Good luck and be well.
Rhinoplasty and laser
To my knowledge there should not be any problem with healing of a rhinoplasty following fractional laser treatment. I agree with Dr. Mayer that waiting 6 weeks seems reasonable to avoid placing the splint on a healing area of skin. Good luck.
Rhinoplasty After Fractional Laser
If you are finished with your treatments, waiting 4 to 6 weeks should be adequate time. Remember that you may need more fractional treatments in the future.