Is it safe to have Botox 3 weeks before knee replacement surgery?

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Pre-Surgical Botox Is Safe

Botox is a neuromodulator that is injected directly into a dynamic muscle to relax it, allowing wrinkles in the skin to smooth out. It is a localized treatment that will not affect the body's overall chemistry. It is safe to have before surgery – particularly in an area not associated with the face. I hope this helps.

Botox before knee replacement

I presume you're referring to Botox injections on the face. There will be no impact of Botox injections on the face and knee replacement. Wish you a speedy recovery from your knee replacement surgery!

Renuka Diwan, MD
Cleveland Dermatologic Surgeon
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Is it safe to have Botox 3 weeks before knee replacement surgery?

Yes, it is safe to have Botox injected 3 weeks before knee replacement surgery. There is no interference between the two, however it is always best to share this information with your surgeon prior to surgery.

Neil Sadick, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Is it safe to have Botox 3 weeks before knee replacement surgery?

Is it safe to have Botox three weeks before your knee replacement surgery? My answer is yes, but you should consult your orthopedist about this first. Best of luck to you with your upcoming surgery.

Botox after knee surgery

Thank you for your question. Yes you will be fine to have botox administered 3 weeks after your knee surgery. There will be no interference. Good Luck.

J. Timothy Heffernan, MD
Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Botox before knee surgery

Yes, it is absolutely okay for you to have Botox 3 weeks prior to your knee surgery. Botox will not have any effect on your surgery. 

No contraindication

It is totally safe for you to have Botox three weeks prior to your knee replacement surgery. The Botox will have taken maximal effect and will not be altered by surgery. Similarly, Botox will not interfere with the results of your surgery.

Good luck! Sam Jejurikar, MD

Is it safe to have Botox 3 weeks before knee replacement surgery?

Thanks for your query. Yes it is safe to get Botox prior to your knee surgery. Botox is a neurotoxin inserted in the muscle which causes localized muscle paralysis. Thus it will have no interference with knee surgery. Hope it helps.


All The Best

Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
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Is it safe to have Botox 3 weeks before knee replacement surgery?

Good question... Yes, it is safe to have Botox three weeks prior to knee surgery.  Good luck with your surgery!

Is it safe to have Botox 3 weeks before knee replacement surgery

Thank you for your question.  Yes Botox can be administered safely 3 weeks before your surgery. Best wishes!

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