I've only been on Accutane for about a month (since January 13th). If I stop now, is it safe for me to get a Rhinoplasty on April 6th?
Possible to Have Rhinoplasty for Patient on Accutane for a Month?
Doctor Answers (6)
Rhinoplasty is an elective procedure
Rhinoplasty after Accutane Therapy
There is no absolute time to wait for surgery after accutane therapy. However , we conservatively recommend about 6 months. I assume you are a young individual if you're taking accutane; why take any chances when having surgery that will last the rest of your life.
Rhinoplasty one month after Accutane discontinuation
It is probably safe to go ahead and have a rhinoplasty if you have been off Accutane for one month. There should not be any problems with healing since the incisions are all usually placed on the inside of the nose with closed rhinoplasty.
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Accutane is not OK with Rhinoplasty
Accutane effects the healing ability of skin. Since rhinoplasty is an elective procedure, there is no justification for taking the risk of poor healing. I would stop Accutane for one year before undergoing a rhinoplasty.
Possible to have Rhinoplasty for patient on Accutane for a month
I disagree with Dr Mayer for the first time. I would not do open or closed rhinoplasty for at least 9 months due to scarring issues.