How long after using Accutane (acne medication) is it safe to have a breast...

Q:

How long after using Accutane (acne medication) is it safe to have a breast augmentation? My dermatologist said I should wait 6 months to a year due to Accutane prolonging the surgical healing process. Please advise with your opinion.

A:

I agree with him.  If you were having skin resurfacing, I wait 2 years for safety.  Accutane severely inhibits wound healing and skin regeneration.

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Accutane inhibits wound healing after surgical skin incisions.  I agree with your dermatologist that you should wait at least 6 months after discontinuing Accutane before having breast augmentation.

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