Nail Polish and Plastic Surgery

I'm having plastic surgery and was wondering if I could keep on my nail polish (I have gel over my real nails) and take off my toe polish for them to attach the pulse monitor to during the procedure?

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Nail Polish and Surgery

There is no question that certain types of nail polish can impare the ability of a pulse oximeter to measure your blood oxygen saturation. If there  is any question, please remove the nail polish on your fingernails and have it reapplied after surgery.

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