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Can you get a tattoo before surgery

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 27 years experience
Not recommended: Getting such a traumatizing procedure to your skin such as a tattoo is not a good idea close to a surgery. Bacteria inoculated into the skin could cau... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherer
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Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Don't: It is better to wait, as the body is under increased strees in the time before, after and during surgery.
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Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 31 years experience
Tattoo: What type of surgery? Tell your surgeon your plans and follow the instructions. In general i would not recommend a tattoo right before or right af... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Depends: The tattoo should be okay if it isn't in the area of the surgery and if it isn't a skin surgery. The big risk of tattoo placement is possible infecti... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
No: Tattoo are a form of self-mutilation. No one should get those, much less a person on a blood thinner.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Tattoo: Depends on type & location of surgery. Best to get ok from the surgeon first.
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A member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Tattoo before surg: I would advise you against doing a tattoo prior to surgery. Wait until after you have had successful surgery and full recovery.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Should be fine: There should be no problem with doing all three of these. Of course, defer to your oral surgeon's advice on this, but I cannot think of any reason th... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 28 years experience
Not recommended: In general, it is best to take care of one thing at a time. Although tattoos have a low complication rate, there are problems that can occur, such as ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Why take any risks: for infection with a pending surgery?
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Heparin: The half life of heparin is between 1.5 and 4 hours depending on the preparation. After 2-3 days should not be in the system of a healthy individual.
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