Getting a Tattoo After Surgery?
- Asked by Timarie in TX
- 1 year ago
I had an appointment for a tattoo for my birthday before booking my surgery date. Now I will be having a mommy makeover Jan 31st so is getting a tattoo on my wrist Feb 10th ok or should I cancel the appt? If so then when would it be safe to get it? Or would it be safe to get it now & have time for it to heal before surgery?
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.
A recent tattoo is not a contraindication to surgery.
There are plenty of reasons for you not to get the tattoo, but it's proximity to surgery is not an issue.
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Tattoo before or after mommy makeover
Most likely a tattoo done now should be well healed for your January 31st surgery which is 8 weeks away. Or you can do it after surgery but I would wait about 6-8 weeks after surgery so you are fully healed from the initial phase of healing.
Getting a Tattoo After Surgery?
I think I would have to disagree with the other consultants. I do not think it safe to get a tattoo in the first few weeks after surgery. Tattoos can and do get infected and an infection can travel to the tissues around the breast implant necessitatng its removal. I have had this experience with a patient to got a tattoo 3 weeks after surgery. I think I would wait at least 8 weeks untill the breasts are well healed, or get it done now so the tattoo is healed before the breast surgery.
Timing to Get Tattoo in Relation to Mommy Makeover Surgery?
More than likely you will be fine either way, but if it were me I would have it done now and not plan on spending time in a tattoo parlor 10 days after major surgery.
Best wishes with your upcoming procedures.
Tatto on wrist.
It should be safe to get the tattoo at this point, but you will be only 10 days from surgery. If there's no hurry why not wait? I would be curious what your PS opines? Best wishes, Aldo.
Tattoo on your wrist should be fine
You may be uncomfortable from your surgery, but getting a tattoo after your procedures poses no risks. It may be nice to get it after your surgery as you can recover from both during the same recovery period.
It would be better for you to get it after your surgery, unless you’re not planning on it getting your tattoo in or around the surgery area. If not you can get the tattoo before. It’s not a contraindication not to do it before or after surgery.
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