Nipple piercing during surgery?
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Nipple piercings and surgery
Thank you for your question. You must remove all piercings and makeup and nail polish and acrylic nails and other items which are placed on your body. This is for your safety and is a state requirement in most states. If your piercings are not fresh it is most likely you can place them back into position 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. It is imperative to consult with your plastic surgeon regarding this issue. Best wishes in your upcoming surgery!
You should not have to permanently remove your nipple piercings.
I hope this helps.
- Dr. Bryson Richards (Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon)
Remove jewelry prior to surgery
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