Botox Before or After an Operation


I am due to have an operation under general anaesthetic (gynaecology related) next month.

I’ve never had Botox before but would really like to try a little around my eyes.

The only time I have available is a few days prior to the operation. Is this too soon before an operation to have Botox? And if so, how long after the operation would I need to wait before having it?

Or is this not a problem either way?

Thanks so much for your help!

The only risk of Botox just before surgery is possibly moving the Botox from the pressure of the mask used to get you to sleep. However, this risk is very low and you should be OK. There should be no other risks.

Robert T. Buchanan, MD
Robert T. Buchanan, MD
209 Hospital DrHighlandsNC28741US

Robert T. Buchanan, MD

209 Hospital Dr, #202, Highlands, NC,


It would be ok to have botox a few days before your procedure. You could also have it done any time after your procedure.

Steven Svehlak, MD
Steven Svehlak, MD
9201 Sunset BlvdWest HollywoodCA90069US

Steven Svehlak, MD

9201 Sunset Blvd, #805, West Hollywood, CA,