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How Long After Surgery Can I Get A Tatoo
Tattoo: Depends on type & location of surgery. Best to get ok from the surgeon first. ...Read more
No: Particular time needed unless you plan to put it over a surgical scar. Then you need months for it to completely heal. ...Read more
Depends on how dirty: Or contaminated the wound is. Closing a bacterially-loaded wound only puts a "lid on a garbage can" and often ends up with deeper tissue infection or worse scarring/healing issues. The "golden period" for fresh wound closure is longer nowadays, and longer for facial or scalp injuries, but recent studies show that most wounds can still be successfully closed up to 19 hours. Sooner is better! ...Read more
Ask your surgeon: Some surgeons are cautious about performing surgery immediately after tattoo placement as needles from the procedure can inject bacteria from the skin into the blood stream increasing the risk that the 2nd surgery may be compromised by a blood borne infection. Other surgeons are not so concerned so ask your surgeon how they feel about your question. ...Read more
Discharge Papers: You should have received discharge instructions after the procedure. I would imagine if you are not having any trouble with bleeding, you could resume your workouts after 3-4 days recovery. If you have any specific, vigorous workouts that you do, call your surgeon. You would probably want to avoid water sports/or activities where there might be pressurized water entering the vagina. ...Read more
Can go right away...: The sooner you get that tattoo removed, the better. ...Read more
How soon can I wear makeup after dermabrasion? How long do I have to wait after having my dermabrasion before i can start using makeup?
You : You have to wait till the skin regrows and resurfaces. This will take a week or so (in some cases longer). ...Read more
6-24 months: Depends on so many factors. Sometimes I have patients who see great a few weeks out. Others take a few years and require a hard contact lens. No two people (or two eyes for that matter) heal exactly the same. I would expect at least a year depending on when your surgeon starts cutting out sutures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will i need to recover after a chondrioplasty? How long should I expect to take time off of work for my recovery after a chondrioplasty?
Recovery : A chondroplasty is shaving of the bone. Patients should normally recover within 3 weeks. It all depends on the grade of your knee cartilage. Ask your orthopedic surgeon what grade you have in your knee. You will recover faster if you participate in a formal physical therapy program. ...Read more
No time: You could have surgery immediately after a tattoo if you wanted to. ...Read more
Location?: Depends on the location is it a dorsal wrist ganglion, a volar wrist ganglion, a ganglion arising from a tendon sheath or an ip joint of the finger. All have very different time frames for recovery and different recommendations for period of immobilization post operatively. Ask your hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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