Do I need to have my acrylic nails off before my surgery in 9 days?

Do I need to have my acrylic nails off before my surgery in 9 days? (A revision for symmastia)

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Nails

It would be helpful if you could remove at least one nail from each hand. An oxygen monitoring device will be placed on your finger during and after surgery. Some acrylic nails, especially the long ones, interfere with the reading by the machine. If you chose not to remove the nails, please come with no nail polish.


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