Weighing protocol

Hello, I have a small question. Before surgery I am aware I will need to be weighed; in the past I have had issues with knowing my weight. Is there a way I could be blind weighed? Or step on the scale backwards? It's a strange phobia but it will make me more comfortable.

July 28th, 2016 QLD

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    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi Nasrin.
    It is true that most pre-surgery assessment protocols will include measurements of height, weight, and vital signs; however, I am sure you can request that they (pre-surgery staff) do not tell you the weight unless it was clinically relevant. It won't be an unreasonable request.
    All the very best.
    Dr Ray GohValley Plastic Surgery