How long after a BA should I wait before getting new piercings/tattoos?
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Breast augmentation - how soon are piercings and tattoos ok?
- I would want a patient to wait 6 weeks to avoid any risk of infection.
- I would probably want my patient to take a dose of antibiotics before the piercings/tattoo for the same reason.
- Your best guide is your own surgeon - who may agree with my approach or not.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Piercing or Tattooing after Breast Augmentation
It is not uncommon to have piercings or tattoos after breast augmentation. This maybe on the breasts or elsewhere on the body.
Would communicate this with your surgeon so she/he could guide you for timing and precautions based on your recovery.
Make sure you have a thorough consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in this procedure. Check her/his experience, credentials, reviews, before and afters, and have a quality consultation.
All the best,
How long after a BA should I wait before getting new piercings/tattoos? = as your plastic surgeon #breastaugmentation #tattoos
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Certainly, procedures that put you at high risk for blood borne bacteria like teeth cleaning, Pap smears, or colo-rectal procedures should be avoided in the first three months and prophylactic antibiotics should be administered prior to having them, perhaps for the rest of your life to protect your implants.
Tattoos and piercings can be performed, but only under very sterile conditions. You won't 'overwhelm' your body's ability to heal.
Best of luck!
Piercing after BA
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