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A 20-year-old female asked:

Can i have a labiaplasty or any minor surgery like that while on isotretinoin? does it make people prone to keloid scars? (i have never had keloids)

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Dr. Nudrat Nauman
undefined 25 years experience
Avoid: Isotretinoin inhibits Collagenase enzyme that can result in accumulation of collagen and formation of hypertrophic scars or kelloid. Also avoid getting pregnant while on Isotretinoin as it is strongly related to birth defects in fetus. Make sure you are getting regular checkups at your doctor's office while on it.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 34 years experience
Unlikely but don't: Because this involves a specialized epithelial surface, the chance of a keloid is extremely low. However, it is typically recommended that you avoid elective surgery on the skin format least 3-6 months following isotretinoin cessation to minimize the potential for hypertrophic scarring

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