8 doctors weighed in:

41 y/o f going to have a laparoscopic hysterectomy soon . Is it ok to have real nails but with acrylic overlay and them painted?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery ?

Surgery will not be affected by nail coverings or color. Hysterectomy is done for many reasons, so to be certain, have a "second opinion" prior to accepting the procedure, as there may be alternatives.

In brief: Surgery ?

Surgery will not be affected by nail coverings or color. Hysterectomy is done for many reasons, so to be certain, have a "second opinion" prior to accepting the procedure, as there may be alternatives.
Dr. John Berryman
Dr. John Berryman
Thank
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Health measures

There are more important things to do before surgery than one's nails.
If you smoke, quit doing that. Take oral iron and multivitamins to ensure that you have a normal hemoglobin. It would help to improve your stamina through exercise so that you can get ambulatory sooner, following surgery. https://www.asahq.org/whensecondscount/preparing-for-surgery/prep/preparing-for-surgery-checklist/

In brief: Health measures

There are more important things to do before surgery than one's nails.
If you smoke, quit doing that. Take oral iron and multivitamins to ensure that you have a normal hemoglobin. It would help to improve your stamina through exercise so that you can get ambulatory sooner, following surgery. https://www.asahq.org/whensecondscount/preparing-for-surgery/prep/preparing-for-surgery-checklist/
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
28 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available