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!
Is It Okay to Under Go a Open Rhinoplasty After 3 Days of Getting a Tattoo on Either Side of the Ribs?
Doctor Answers (6)
Open Rhinoplasty 3 days after rib tattooing
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
Rhinoplasty after body tattooing
It is certainly acceptable to undergo rhinoplasty directly after having had tattooing. Always a good idea to let your surgeon know.
Rhinoplasty 3 Days after Tattoo Adjacent to Ribs
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.
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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.
Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Rhinoplasty after Tattoo on sides of ribs
There should not be any problem undergoing Rhinoplasty surgery after getting tattoos on the sides of your ribs.