The length of Hair Transplantation Recovery period can vary depending on the type of surgery you choose and the size of the procedure. So there are a few things to consider and plan to ensure your recovery period is a positive experience says Hair Transplant Surgeon and Cosmetic Physician of Melbourne, Dr Rhett Bosnich.
“Today’s surgeries are capable of delivering many more grafts in a single session than was previously possible in years gone-by. This is great for the hair transplant patient because it means less sessions are required to deliver their final result in hair loss treatment.Hair transplant patients of today also get to appreciate the almost undetectable results when first doing their research and choosing the right clinic that is purely and fore-mostly dedicated to Hair Transplantation alone.” says Dr Bosnich. “Larger-sized surgery also means, though that there are a few things for them to consider regarding the Hair Transplantation Recovery period so they can plan and be prepared, thereby minimizing distress and anxiety.”
Dr Bosnich says that there are a few common side-effects of surgery that can influence such things as timing of your surgery – you may wish to take some annual leave from your job, or utilize Christmas holidays or public holidays to minimize the amount of sick leave you use
“The following things are minor, but could be enough for you to consider whether or not to remain housebound, alone or have a friend or family member with you during your recovery which can be up to 14 days depending on the effect,” says Dr Bosnich. “For example, facial swelling may be possible in people who have their frontal hairlines heavily worked on because oedema (fluid from inflammation) can track down the forehead to the eye area for a few days. If you don’t want certain people to know you’ve had surgery, you may wish to forewarn them that you’ll be “out-of-town” for a while, and simply just remain housebound for a week until the swelling resolves.”
Dr Bosnich also says that other effects can be experienced to you may wish to plan ahead for and these include: wound healing (tiny scabs form in the area of transplantation in the first few days – patients are encouraged to wait for about a week before they can start to massage them off according to strict instructions); bruising; temporary numbness and tenderness of either the donor area or the recipient area; tightness at the back of the scalp for those who have large-sized strip surgery; temporary redness during the wound healing phase that can be disguised if necessary with hair or cosmetic product; temporary ingrown hairs/pimples as the new hair push through the scalp.