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Is It Okay to Under Go a Open Rhinoplasty After 3 Days of Getting a Tattoo on Either Side of the Ribs?

Is it okay to under go a open rhinoplasty after 3 days of getting a tattoo on either side of the ribs? and if one is quite small and the other is a bit bigger..example size of a mango and the other a size of a snow pea? Thanks!

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Open Rhinoplasty 3 days after rib tattooing

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Getting tattoos 3 days before surgery on your ribs will not affect your surgery unless there is a rib graft to be harvested (you would have been told). Good luck with your surgery!

Michael Kim, MD

Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty after body tattooing

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It is certainly acceptable to undergo rhinoplasty directly after having had tattooing.  Always a good idea to let your surgeon know.  

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty 3 Days after Tattoo Adjacent to Ribs

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Tattoos will not interfere with having an open rhinoplasty 3 days later. However, if rib grafts are planned as part of the nasal surgery the tattoos should be avoided.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Tattoo

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I can't think of a contraindication, unless your tattoo sites are infected.  Your surgeon can best advise you based on his/her preferences.

 

Best,

Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Rhinoplasty after Tattoo on sides of ribs

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There should not be any problem undergoing Rhinoplasty surgery after getting tattoos on the sides of your ribs.    

San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Rhinoplasty and Tattoo

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I do not see a problem with having a Rhinoplasty after having tattoo near your ribs.  Make your surgeon aware of this, in case he has questions.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

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