When it comes to hair replacement, most people only focus on the actual act of replacement itself. Between researching transplant procedures and visiting doctors to determine which option is best for your type of hair loss, it’s no wonder that the focus is squarely on the hair replacement procedure. It is very important to feel confident about the procedure as well as being certain that you are making the correct decision in having transplant surgery. Once you’re sure that you are choosing a procedure that will give you the results you desire, it’s equally important to focus on the recovery process.
The level of pain felt after a procedure usually depends on the amount of work done on the patient. Pain medication can keep almost any aching feelings at bay. Contact your surgeon if you need any pain medication prescribed. Bandages might be a necessity after the procedure. They can normally be removed a day after the surgery which means you can start (gently) washing your hair within two or three days following the procedure.
You’ll have to take it easy for a bit after you undergo a transplant surgery. Why? Too much activity can make blood flow to the scalp and, in turn, cause the transplants to start bleeding. The type of surgery you undergo, as well how complex the surgery is, will determine how quickly you can resume normal activities.
One thing that most post-replacement patients have in common is their new hair falling out a few months after the procedure. Don’t panic! This is a normal occurrence and is a temporary effect of the surgery.
Your doctor will go over the exact post-op procedures you need to follow once you return home from surgery. For more insight into recovery from hair replacement surgery, as well as follow-up procedures, here’s a link to an informative article that can help answer many questions on the topic.