Getting a tattoo after surgery?
This is a very good question. Any procedure that breaks the skin has the potential for creating an infection. An infection in any part of your body could allow bacteria to travel through your blood stream to the healing areas of your Mommy Make Over and create an infection. If you have a breast implant placed as a part of your Mommy Make Over it is even a greater risk. The implant is a foreign body and does not have the capacity to ward off an infectious process. If you develop an infection in your implant pocket, very likely your implant would need to be removed in order to allow proper healing. It would be best for you to either have the tattoo a few weeks before your surgery to allow for complete healing or wait 12 weeks after your operation to make sure you are well healed from your Mommy Make Over. Good luck
Wait two weeks.
Even though the tattoo you want to get is on your wrist and
not anywhere near the operative incisions for your mommy makeover, it is
important to separate the two time wise.In general we like at least a month after any surgery before a tattoo so
that wounds are sealed and most of the early healing has happened before making
a new “injury” with the tattoo.In the
particular incidence of a mommy makeover with an implant the time actually
needs to be longer. The problem with a tattoo is that tattooing needles
penetrate the skin, and can potentially introduce bacteria into the skin or
even into the blood stream and set up for an infection.Before 2 months the tissue around the implant
is still in the process of healing, and it has not yet built up a scar tissue
barrier around itself.Bacteria in the
blood stream can get into the space around the implant and set up for or “seed”
the area with infection.During that
time any invasive procedures (like dental cleanings, elective surgeries, and
colonoscopy) need to be avoided.If
infections would get started around the implant it is very hard to treat and
can sometimes make it necessary to remove the implant to get you healthy again.The best bet is to wait until 2 months after
your mommy makeover to get your tattoo to avoid these problems.The other possibility is have your tattoo
soon, and as long as it is completely healed before your surgery, then it will
not cause any trouble.I would recommend
at least 2 weeks before your mommy makeover to be certain you don’t have any
problems that would cause you to have to delay your surgery or take unnecessary
Tattoo after mommy makeover
From a surgical standpoint it is safe to have your wrist tattooed 10d after your mommy makeover. However, you may not feel like having this done at that time...
You will have plenty on your plate with the Mommy Makeover recovery. I would wait about 6 weeks before adding more trauma to your body. Discuss with your surgeon though since he/she are in charge of your care. Good luck. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
Ten days after mommy makeover, you provably won't feel like shutting still for a tattoo. I would recommend waiting about three weeks.
Tattoo following mommy makeover
My advice would be to wait 2 months following your mommy makeover surgery before getting a tattoo. As always, follow the guidance of your own plastic surgeon as he/she is responsible for your care.
Best of luck,
Tattoo after surgery
I would be in favor of getting the tattoo and allowing it to heal before surgery. After surgery I'd play it safe and wait 4-6 weeks to allow yourself to heal - especially if your mommy makeover includes breast implants.
Tattoo: Wait 4-6 Weeks After Mommy Makeover
We generally recommend
waiting four to six weeks after a mommy makeover before proceeding with a
tattoo. This allows adequate time for wound healing and resolution of swelling.
At this point the risk of infection should be minimal.
The risk of infection is generally low if done with proper technique and equipment, however I would recommend waiting 6 weeks after surgery before getting it done. This is assuming you are healing properly from your surgery. Good luck.
Tattoo Before or After Mommy Makeover?
If the tattoo is separated from surgery by two weeks or so, transient bacteremia from the tattoo should be gone. If an infection develops it should happen in 5 to 7 days.