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Breast augmentation surgery and post-op Accutane and exercise

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I am currently 3 weeks post op from a breast augmentation and I have started taking Accutane. Prior to my surgery, I was working out a lot and taking OTC supplements. I wanted to know if it's safe to take Accutane, Laxogenin, and Trubulus? I've read as much as I could, but haven't found anything that truly states anything other than "don't take if you have... (conditions)" but do not mention any type of medications other than MAO inhibitors.

I do know not to start working out again until I speak with my Plastic surgeon and I do understand the side effects of Accutane etc... but was curious about the combination of the above. I'm a healthy 29 yr old adult with no health concerns or cronic issues, allergic only to PCN.

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You have mentioned that you are 3 weeks post op from a breast augmentation and have now started taking Accutane.

There have been lots of controversies regarding the use of Accutane and its effect on wound healing and previously surgeons used to delay elective surgery by about 6 months after stopping Accutane because it was widely believed that Accutane impaired wound healing. However, it has subsequently been shown that recently discontinued Accutane is not a contraindication to surgery. Therefore, once your wounds have healed (they have usually healed after 3 weeks) you can start Accutane therapy without any major problems.

Laxogenin and Tribulus are also safe and you can safely go ahead with these since there have been reports that they actually have the potential to accelerate wound healing although this effect is not accepted by all.

Regarding resumption of exercise after surgery, I generally ask my patients to wait for about 6 weeks after surgery so that the healed wounds gather enough strength to prevent disruption. Also, a sports bra is recommended during

Hope this answers your queries. Please let me know if you have any further queries.

Dr. Souvik Adhikari, MBBS, MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery)
Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research.
Consultant Aesthetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.

Dr. Souvik Adhikari
Category: General Surgeon
MCh (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery): Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata.
MS (General Surgery): Medical College, Calcutta
MBBS: Medical College, Calcutta.
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