Should I Complete Accutane Before Having Tummy Tuck?
- Asked by TsMom23 in Stafford, VA
- 4 years ago
Accutane and elective surgery
Accutane may interfere with your ability to heal after surgery. There is no reason to take any increased risk with an elective surgery, such as a tummy tuck. You should wait at least 6 months after completing Accutane treatment before considering having your tummy tuck.
Accutane delays normal wound healing
Accutane compromises normal wound healing and poses an unacceptably high risk for causing complications after tummy tuck. You should be off Accutane for at least 6-12 months before undergoing elective tummy tuck.
Hope this helps. All the best.
Accutane and Surgery
You need wait before having surgery. It is recommended that you wait about 6 months after your last dose of accutane before moving forth with any surgery.
Hope that helps.
Web reference: http://www.feplasticsurgery.com
Acutaine treatment and tummy tuck
Acutaine is serious medicine and can have significant negative effects on wound healing. Most authorities suggest a waiting period of at least 6 mos. and up to a year after treatment is completed before having elective surgery.
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