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Is It Okay to Wear a Wig During Breast Reduction Surgery?
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Breast Reduction Protocol?
Probably best to check with your specific surgeon and facility in regards to your concerns. Best wishes with your upcoming breast reduction surgery; it is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform.
Wig in the operating room
Hospital operating rooms will not permit wigs to be worn during surgery, but you certainly can check..
Wigs and Surgery
Different operating rooms have different protocols. You should discuss this with your surgeon, anesthesiologist and nursing staff. They may be able to accommodate your request depending on their protocols. Good luck with your surgery.
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Wig during breast reduction surgery
Wig during surgery?
Your safety should always be the first priority of your surgeon. But, a compassionate surgeon will also understand the importance of things like wigs to their patients and will be mindful of protecting the dignity of their patients
Protecting a patient's dignity
This question does come up from time to time. Depending upon the wig and specific surgery center protocols it may be allowed. In any case the staff will do all that can be done to protect your dignity.
Wearing a wig during breast reduction surgery
You should ask your plastic surgeon what the surgical center's protocol is for this. In the scheme of things, your head is usually covered with a hat so it shouldn't make a difference whether or not you have a wig on. Of course, there always are rules no matter how irrational or unsubstantiated by evidence that they may be.
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