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Is it safe to get a tattoo on my thigh after having rhinoplasty and taking some muscle from my head under the skin to fix my nose 7 days ago?

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Dr. Olaf Johansen
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wait

I would let yourself recover fully before you have another "procedure" .
..6 weeks.

In brief: Wait

I would let yourself recover fully before you have another "procedure" .
..6 weeks.
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Dr. Olaf Johansen
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wait

I would wait until healing is more complete, and your surgeon clears you.

In brief: Wait

I would wait until healing is more complete, and your surgeon clears you.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Jason Bloom
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but why risk it

There is probably no contraindication to getting a thigh tattoo one week after rhinoplasty, but it sounds like you had a temporalis fascia graft with your rhinoplasty, which you wouldn't want to increase the likelihood of getting infected, although extremely low.
These are cosmetic treatments, so i would always ask my surgeon prior to doing something like this.

In brief: Yes, but why risk it

There is probably no contraindication to getting a thigh tattoo one week after rhinoplasty, but it sounds like you had a temporalis fascia graft with your rhinoplasty, which you wouldn't want to increase the likelihood of getting infected, although extremely low.
These are cosmetic treatments, so i would always ask my surgeon prior to doing something like this.
Dr. Jason Bloom
Dr. Jason Bloom
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Rhinoplasty

Having had a rhinoplasty does not preclude you from undergoing tattooing.

In brief: Rhinoplasty

Having had a rhinoplasty does not preclude you from undergoing tattooing.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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