Is It Safe to Get Botox on my Forehead a Week Before Rhinoplasty

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Is It Safe to Get Botox on my Forehead a Week Before Rhinoplasty

I would have no issues doing a Rhinoplasty on a patient who had Botox in the forehead a week prior but you'd have to ask your Rhinoplasty Surgeon that question to be sure he/she OK with it.  

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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No problem with Botox before rhinoplasty

Of course I would check with your surgeon, but Botox or Dysport to the forehead area shouldn't be a problem a week before rhinoplasty.   

Michael Bowman, MD
Roanoke Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox before rhinoplasty

There should be no problem to get Botox a week before rhinoplasty. That said I would recommend to postpone it till after the surgery since there maybe side effects from the Botox that may present as the flu and may cause to postpone the rhinoplasty.


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Botox before rhinoplasty

This should not be an issue, but I agree that it should be discussed with your surgeon.  Best to communicate well.

David A. Lickstein, MD
Palm Beach Gardens Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and rhinoplasty

Although I can see no complication that would create a problem for the surgeon performing your rhinoplasty from having the botox a week prior, you should check with your surgeon to be sure they would not be upset for one reason or another.  In rare cases, botox of the forehead could cause drooping of the eyebrows and with that the eyelids. Rhinoplasty can cause swelling of the lower eyelids and if the upper eyelids droop from having had botox, it may give you a smaller aperature through which to see if both the upper and lower eyelids swell.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox and rhinoplasty

You are probably best to wait to have Botox until after your rhinoplasty.  I would not do it a week before surgery.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Botox before Rhinoplasty

There is nothing unsafe about having Botox before a rhinoplasty but, in terms of optimizing the result, I would recommend that you put it off until after the surgery.

Botox and Rhinoplasty

While this would be safe, the more important question is if it's ok with your rhinoplasty surgeon. Although minor, altering what the surgeon is expecting you to look like, may alter their plans for your rhinoplasty. Additionally, the rhinoplasty may have different results or a possible different outcome too, and you may want your Botox placements altered a bit. I think you should just wait until after your rhinoplasty procedure (and any swelling from that) to do the Botox treatment.

Botox before rhinoplasty


Having Botox a week before a rhinoplasty procedure is perfectly safe to do. You just have to take the necessary precautions that you normally would with Botox.


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Carlo P. Honrado, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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That is the perfect question for your rhinoplasty surgeon.

I would be pretty irritated with someone who would do this.  I really don't recommend this.  Please consider waiting until after your rhinoplasty.  However, that is just my opinion.  The opinion that really matters is that of your surgeons.  Please cal his or her office and ask them.  They will tell you honestly how they feel about it.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
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