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Re: should i remove chest hair before surgery?
« on: October 10, 2006, 04:37:29 PM »
they removed some, but not all chest hair as i was sleeping. also some armpit hair.

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should i remove chest hair before surgery?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 07:46:55 PM »
i didn't ask my doc and he didn't say anything about it. did you guys remove any chest hair you might have? i have some...not like a gorilla but like a normal guy i guess. should i remove it? i heard that vest is super-itchy and i know if i shave it and it starts growing back, it'll itch like crap, too. so that would be a double-dose of the itchies.  :-/

you can see my nip area perfectly so i'm hoping maybe i can just leave it alone. whatcha' think?

Re: should i remove chest hair before surgery?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2006, 05:29:05 AM »
my surgery was wednesday.my doc shaved me. did not want me to do it in case i cut myself. if they shave you the day of surgery there is not enough time for bacteria to get in and start a small infection.
good luck

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Re: should i remove chest hair before surgery?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2006, 04:35:42 PM »
Let them shave you where they need to.
You said it yourself; believe me you don’t need the itch of hair growing back combined with steri-strips and your compression vest.
Save the full shave for after it’s all healed up and your bandages are long gone.
Then you can enjoy you new look.
"The Real Deal" knows how you feel!

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Re: should i remove chest hair before surgery?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006, 04:04:35 AM »
Pre-Op shaving is not necessary dude.

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Surgery: February 16, 2005. - Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Surgeon: Dr. John Craig Fielding   M.D.   F.R.C.S. (C) (416.766.8890)
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Re: should i remove chest hair before surgery?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2006, 03:48:52 PM »
the vest is bad enough. you really dont want a shaved chest underneath it itching like crazy.
if they shave you so be it, but dont go looking to get shaved.
... and the saga continues

Re: should i remove chest hair before surgery?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2006, 05:20:29 PM »
had my surgery 1st thing this morning. when the doc came in to make the markings, he told me he would shave a little area right around the nipple and leave the rest alone.  :) and that's what he did.


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