Asked by: Paraschiv Olejniczahealthy living womens health
Can you have clear nail polish on during surgery?
Thereof, can you wear clear nail polish during surgery?
Makeup and Hair Products—Don't wear any makeup to the hospital. While you are under anesthesia, you don't have a blink reflex so small particles of makeup (especially mascara) can injure your eyes. Also, makeup, hair products and nail polish can be flammable and should not be worn when you are having surgery.
Also to know is, why do you have to remove nail polish before surgery?
A sensor is placed on the fingertip and this measures the level of oxygen in the blood and works by passing red light through tissue. Nail polish may reduce the effectiveness of this monitor. This is why acrylic nails, nail polish, solar nails, shellac polish, etc are asked to be removed prior to surgery.
You won't be able to wear make-up, nail polish or contact lenses during the operation.