Why do patients need to stop using Accutane 6-12 months before a rhinoplasty or rhinoplasty revision?

What are the problems that could occur if someone is on Accutane during a rhinoplasty revision?

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Accutane and surgery

Accutane interferes with wound healing.  It slows down the healing process, thus prolonging the inflammatory phase.   Poor wound healing in any surgery can cause a poor surgical result.

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