Precautions and Side-effects of Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant involves a perfect blend of Aesthetic, Technical and Medical techniques. Since this job is primarily concerned with looks and appearance, anxiety and nervousness faced by you are obvious.
We encourage prospective clients to go through the list of precautions before going for the transplant. This would help you make a smarter choice regarding the procedure. Also, the defensive measures could actually help you a lot in making your hair transplant a success.
You are just advised to quit smoking and drinking alcohol 2 to 5 days prior to the procedure. This step ensures fewer complications arising at the time of the procedure such as intra-operative bleeding and bruising.
With the advent of latest technologies like DHT, transplants have become a minimally invasive procedure. So, it’s not big of a deal and there is nothing to worry about. It is absolutely risk-free. And there are no such long-term adverse effects of hair transplants.
Moreover, if you abide by the doctor’s advice then nothing could complicate your procedure and your healing time goes as smoothly as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions by Patients
With 1000+ successful Hair Transplant Procedures on patients from all around the world, we have seen our share of common repeating questions. A list of such frequently asked questions is summed up below.
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With the advent of newer technologies like DHT, hair transplant has become a minimally invasive procedure. There are no long-term adverse effects of hair transplants.
During the procedure, you might acknowledge mild pain & pinpoint bleeding while administering anesthesia. Overall, the procedure is safe and endurable.
Dr. Pramod requests that one week prior to your surgical date you discontinue drinking any alcoholic beverages.
The use of medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen-containing products, naproxen, and certain homoeopathic vitamins should also be avoided. As they may cause more intra-operative bleeding or bruising.
Smokers must discontinue smoking for 2 to 5 days prior to the procedure to
allow healthy blood and oxygen flow to the scalp.
All other preoperative care will be discussed at your pre-operative visit.
Aspirin, ibuprofen-containing products, naproxen and certain homeopathic vitamins that may cause more intra-operative bleeding or bruising.
No specific food needs to be avoided before the surgery.
Transplanted hair are permanent and do not require any long-term care. However, to boost the growth of transplanted hair, appropriate diet and hair care are necessary.
When the new hair grafts are transplanted, occasionally a temporary shedding of the existing hairs occurs. Shock fallout occurs with the existing non-transplanted hair in the areas where the new grafts are placed.
This shock loss results from a temporary compromise of the blood supply, generally in areas adjacent to the newly transplanted grafts. This type of hair shedding is temporary and is in no way related to Androgenetic pattern loss.
The risks of FUE and DHT are treatable or transient, considered minor, and do not affect the final results of the procedure. These may include –
- Mild pinpoint bleeding
- Post-procedure swelling
The procedure is virtually painless. The specific risks of this procedure will be discussed during the initial consultation. Major complications are extremely rare.