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Pre & Post Surgery Instruction


Pre Surgery Instruction

1. SAY NO TO SMOKING

It is strictly advisable to stop smoking, drinking alcohol or consuming any other drug for few (8-10) days before & after the surgical hair restoration treatment.

2. STOP BLOOD THINNERS

In case you are taking blood thinning medications for the treatment of a stroke or heart condition then you need to stop taking them for around a week earlier or as per the Doctor’s instructions. Taking medicines like Minoxidil & Finasteride is also prohibited.

3. CHANGE IN APPOINTMENT

In case, there is an emergency and you are unable to come for the surgery on given date/time, you must inform in the clinic before a week.

4. SHAVE THE BODY

If you’ve opted for Body Hair Transplant (BHT), it is advisable to shave the possible body donor area (chest, beard, back or thighs) hairs precisely four days before your surgery date.

5. MANDATORY BLOOD TESTS

Make sure you are done with the tests like RBS, CT, LFT, ECG, BT, HB%, etc. before two days from your surgery and the reports have been sent to the doctor either personally or via mail.

6. COLOR YOUR HAIR

If you got grey hair, then better color them black two days before the treatment. It would make the whole surgical procedure easy & convenient for the hair transplant surgeon.

7. TRIMMING OF HAIRS

If the patient has long hairs, then it is vital to cut the hairs short (with zero number machine) to visualize the specific bald areas where implantation is required.

8. SHAMPOO BEFORE SURGERY

If you are prone to dandruff, then it is advisable to use Ketoconazole/ Arcolane*/Betadine Surgical Scrub*/ Scalp shampoo* daily three days prior to the hair transplantation.

9. SLEEP WELL

Sleep well at night before the surgery, at least for 6-8 hours.

10. AVOID T-SHIRTS

Avoid T-shirt that needs to wear from the head when coming for the hair transplant surgery. Instead, prefer to come in comfortable clothing (with buttons/zip) so that you can comfortably wear & remove it without touching your head.

11. NO GEL/OIL

Before you come for hair restoration, make sure you rinse your hair properly. Do not apply any gel or oil on your hair before the treatment.

12. TAKE PROPER MEAL

Do not come to the clinic empty stomach. Have a light, digestive breakfast/lunch before the procedure. Avoid coffee, tea, caffeine and spicy food.

13. NO GOLD

While coming for hair transplantation, it is better to come in a simple enough look and do not wear any valuable thing such as gold.

14. WEAR CAP

You can wear a cap/hat to keep your hair dust-free while coming to the clinic.

Post Surgery Instruction

1. POST-OPERATIVE PAIN/SWELLING

Initially, a little pain or swelling can occur towards the forehead, but there is nothing to worry about; as it is universal and will disappear within a few days.

To reduce the swelling, you can prefer applying ice cubes on it by putting them in a piece of cloth. If still feeling pain, then take a pain killer (as per the doctor’s recommendation).

2. MEDICATIONS

Take medicines as per the prescription and have some milk or food before taking antibiotics. You should not take medicines empty stomach under any circumstances.

3. FOLLOW THE PRESCRIPTIONS

Avoid rubbing or using the comb on your transplanted grafts in the first week.

Take the bath carefully and prevent the head from water.

4. DIVERT YOUR MIND

Stay calm and avoid stress even over small things. You can watch movies, listen to soft music or indulge yourself in some activity to divert your mind from the pain.

5. SLEEPING INSTRUCTIONS

Have a proper sleep with a soft pillow. While sleeping, lie on your back & keep your head in the upward direction.

6. PROPER DRESSING

Get the bandages removed from doctors with prior appointment or as mentioned in the instructions. Once your bandage is removed, clean your scalp very carefully so as to provide sufficient moisture to the grafts.

7. NO SUN EXPOSURE

Avoid sun exposure or direct sunlight strictly for three days after the surgery. Even after the 3rd day, you should wear a loose & suitable cap or use an umbrella while going out.

8. DONOR AREA

Keep your donor area clean with proper care. Use the given spray or ointment as per the instructions by your doctor. The other things like combing, bathing should be done with extreme care & caution.

9. AVOID HEAVY ACTIVITY

You can start walk/jogging as body exercise after 8-10 days; but avoid doing substantial activities like gym, weight lifting, running, etc. for about a month. No neck stretch exercises to be done during this time.

10. PROPER DIET

Take an adequate amount of healthy meal for the required energy. Proper diet with rich proteins/nutrients will help you in fast & efficient healing/recovery.

11. GRAFT LOSS

During the second week after the surgery, the grafts will start falling off; but you need not worry about that. It is a part of the transplanted hair growth procedure and it will start growing again within 2-3 months.

12. NO HAIR COSMETICS

It is strictly recommended not to use cosmetic hair products like sprays, gels, blow dryer, hair color, etc. for at least 4-5 months after the surgery. These products can put harsh effects on the growth of transplanted grafts.

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