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how long after surgery can i get a tattoo/

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
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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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Think about it...: Do you really want to suffer the double recovery involved with both a fresh tatoo site AND a recent surgical incision?
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Ask your surgeon: As with any procedure, if you have any specific questions in the immediate postop period, You should speak with the surgeon who did the procedure. Goo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Particular time needed unless you plan to put it over a surgical scar. Then you need months for it to completely heal.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Tattoo after surgery: Would recommend weightloss first then body contouring surgery if needed and lastly place the tattoo where you like because it will not be affected by ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Weight loss first: Body contouring surgery is not for weight loss. Bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass/stapling/sleeve/lap banding are intended if incapable of losi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tattoo: Depends on type & location of surgery. Best to get ok from the surgeon first.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: If you start noticing the need for more medication to control same level of pain, fear and panic when you dont take the meds at the same time, sweatin ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Severak months: Getting a prosthetic folling amputation depends on a lot of factors--the type of amp you had, how well your wound heals, how much edema you have post ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the surgery and the type of exercise, but generally, once the surgical site is healed and any muscle or joint issues have been rehabilit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
3-6 months: You should be able to start limited weight bearing exercises in about 8 weeks, but it is always best to ask your surgeon.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Several weeks: You will need to care for the toes for several weeks after surgery.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: It depends what was done...However usually from 6-12 weeks.

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