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W h a t   t o   e x p e c t   a f t e r   s u r g e r y

While many transplant commercials tell you that you can return to work the next day, that's just not realistic. Hair Transplant surgery is not a minor surgical procedure and patients should be aware of recovery times and know what to expect.

 

 

TIME AFTER SURGERY

TRANSPLANTED AREA DONOR SUTURED AREA

  Next Day Hair is washed thoroughly.
Grafts should be clean of blood.


Some soreness, tightness
and numbness.


  2-3 Days Scabbing is largely gone.
Moderate redness may be present.
Some swelling may appear on forehead.


Soreness begins to disappear.
Some numbness may continue.


  1 Week Redness is minimal to absent.
Swelling is usually gone.
1st Post-op Visit.


Soreness is generally gone.
Occasionally some numbness persists.


  2 Weeks Looks and feels like a
4-day-old beard.

Sutures begin to absorb.
Discomfort is gone. Numbness is uncommon.


  2-8 Weeks Transplanted hair is shed as the follicles enter a dormant phase.

Knots at the ends of the absorbable sutures fall off.

  2-4 Months Some original hair may be shed in the transplanted area.

Any residual numbness in the donor area is generally gone.

  3-6 Months Transplanted hair begins to grow first as very fine hair.

 

 

  5-10 Months Some or all of the original hair that was shed begins to grow.

 

 

  8 Months Hair is groomable, but transplant appears thin as hair continues to grow and thicken.
Slight textural change in hair is occasionally present.


 

 

  8-12 Months Patient is evaluated for a possible second procedure.

 

 

  1 Year 90% of the final appearance of procedure is usually present.

 

 

  1-2 Years There may be additional fullness during the second year.
Any textural change in hair usually returns to normal.


 

 

 


Information Provided Courtesy of The New Hair Institute, taken from "The Patient's Guide to Hair Transplantation" William R. Rassman, M.D. and Robert M. Bernstein, M.D.

 
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