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Will wearing a plastic retainer in ear during surgery be problematic?

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, Endocrine surgery, Minimally invasive surgery 34 years experience
Sure .... but why?: Unless you are having ear surgery, there should be no problem with wearing a plastic retainer, for whatever reason, during surgery. If it has metal components, you may be asked to remove it to avoid the highly unlikely (but possible) chance of electrical currents used to seal blood vessels causing a burn on your ear at the site of that metal. Let your surgeon & anesthesia folks know. Good luck!
Dr. James Cullington
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes : Yes you could but most removal items are removed for safety and avoid loss.

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