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When Can I Get a Tattoo After my Tummy Tuck Surgery? It Will Be on my Arm, Not on the Scar.

I want to get a new tattoo. But I just had my surgery 2 weeks ago, so I'd like to know when I can get a new tattoo.

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You can get a tattoo of the arm anytime after a tummy tuck gut why would you want to?

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There is no problem with a tattoo of the arm medically speaking after a tummy tuck.  Before you proceed, find out how much it is going to cost to have it removed.


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Tattoo after tummy tuck surgery.

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There are no restrictions as to when you can get a tattoo placed on your arm after tummy tuck surgery. Best of luck.

C. Andrew Salzberg, MD
Westchester Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Getting a tattoo after a tummy tuck

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As long as your incisions are well healed and your plastic surgeon clears you, a tattoo can be placed anywhere.

Jeffrey E. Schreiber, MD, FACS
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

Arm Tattoo after Tummy Tuck?

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Thank you for the question.

You should be able to get your tattoo done any time you wish.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 682 reviews

Tattoo and tummy tuck

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There is no contraindication to getting a tattoo remote from your incision at any time as long as you can be comfortable during the session. I make my patients wait 2-3 months to tattoo over a scar though. Cheers Dr Kerr

Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

When can I get a tattoo after Tummy Tuck?

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There is no limitation or problem with getting a tattoo after your tummy tuck surgery.  The tattoo will not interfere with your healing or results.  Wait until you are comfortable lying in one position for a long time while the tattoo is being applied, then you are ready to go. 

When getting a tattoo over a recent surgical scar, it is best to wait at least 3 months but most will say 6 months is better.  Good luck, have fun.

Erez Sternberg, MD
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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