Chest Hair Removal

Is it safe to shave or remove chest hair around the Pacemaker site with electric clippers or rechargeable man-groomer device?


Chest hair removal

by Gemita - 2021-02-23 09:16:34

Hello Pacer924,

I would be more concerned about potentially opening the skin/your wound over your device when shaving rather than suffering any pacemaker interference from your electric clippers or rechargeable man-groomer device but I will leave others to help me out here.

When did you have your pacemaker implant?  I see it was in 2020 but no further details are given.  I would be very very careful when going over the device area because if you cut into the skin, expose the device or open your wound an infection could set in and once it affects the device and leads you would be in real trouble.  I would be less concerned about your chest hair for the moment and more concerned about protecting your device area, particularly if you are still healing?  

My husband is always cutting himself, but he is 82, but I certainly wouldn't allow him to use his devices anywhere near his implant.  That would be asking for trouble.


by Selwyn - 2021-02-23 09:31:19

I expect you could use any of the devices with care. The worse scenario would be the PM going into a default mode and then resetting itself, however, I doubt whether the magnetic effect of small motors would do that.  The use of a razor would be safest. Care needs to be taken as any open wound over the site is potentially a portal for infection. Then again, we men shave daily and over the years I still retain my good looks!

Thank You

by Pacer924 - 2021-02-23 09:49:04

My pacemaker implant was Dec. 17, 2020 and the incision has healed up good. 

Thank you for your advise and replies! 

Chest hair removal

by Oldwolf - 2021-04-13 00:41:51

Boston Science Manual says electric shavers are OK, but not to place them over the device.

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