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Accutane and surgery

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Just wondering is it OK to get cosmetic surgery as long as it's not on my face while on accutane? How long should I wait after accutane before surgery? Any help is appreciated.

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u shld consult ur plastic surgeon or derm. i too wanted to go for rhinoplasty, where scar inside. its possible tho.. but advised to stop at least 2weeks before op.

i think accutane slows healing rate.. this is observed frm some of my minor cuts.. and a very faint scar can be seen if observed carefully. some ppl also mentioned abt scarring here..

i decided to do it aft my course then..

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it could be risky to take accutane before any type of surgery. accutane kills bacteria but can also thin your blood (making it hard for your body to heal or form scabs). deffinatly consult your derm before having surgery!

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my dermatoligist said no way when i asked him if it was ok to get 4 wisdom teeth pulled whilst taking accutane, the healing process is hampered too much by the drug so youre gonna have to wait until about a month after your course of accutane unless you wanna get horrendus scarring

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Just wondering is it OK to get cosmetic surgery as long as it's not on my face while on accutane? How long should I wait after accutane before surgery? Any help is appreciated.

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Just wondering is it OK to get cosmetic surgery as long as it's not on my face while on accutane? How long should I wait after accutane before surgery? Any help is appreciated.

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I was also told 6 months before any surgery - I have a suspicious-looking mole on my thigh that my dermatologist has recommended that I get removed. . . but not until 6 months after I finish my accutane course. . .

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u shld consult ur plastic surgeon or derm. i too wanted to go for rhinoplasty, where scar inside. its possible tho.. but advised to stop at least 2weeks before op.

i think accutane slows healing rate.. this is observed frm some of my minor cuts.. and a very faint scar can be seen if observed carefully. some ppl also mentioned abt scarring here..

i decided to do it aft my course then..

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