How long do I have to wait to do a Rhinoplasty after open capsulotomy?

I had breast revision 4 months post op and I healed properly. Now I have capsular contracture on my left breast Dec 9th. I was thinking of doing rhinoplasty and now I guess I will have to wait on that. How long do I have to wait to do rhinoplasty after open capsulotomy. Btw we are doing open capsulotomy with local anesthesia.Thank u

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Time Between Different Elective Surgeries

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The time #between having electoral #cosmetic surgery after a major surgery depends on the surgery. Its best to consult with the surgeon or #specialist you recently had the major surgery with to gain perspective as to when cosmetic surgery can be scheduled.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Combined procedures

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Depending on the extent of the procedures, it is possible to do both procedures together or it may be more prudent to stage the procedures.  If they are staged, 3-6 months would be a standard waiting period between procedures. This is very much dependent on your surgeon and the particular details of your surgery.  Hope that helps, and have a Happy Holidays!!

Soumo Banerji, MD
Houston Physician

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