Hair restoration is a modern technology introduced to the medical system for fighting baldness. The increase in pattern balding in both men and women, along with the advancement of technology has made people become more inclined towards choosing hair transplantation.
While hair transplantation procedures are considered safe, they still aren’t completely risk free. There are some unavoidable risks associated with hair transplantation procedures which may upset you. It is always best to consult trusted medical consultants who are experienced in hair transplant procedures.
This short guide might help you understand and avoid some of the common side effects of a hair transplant procedures.
Bleeding during a hair transplant is rare, but cannot be ignored. Some people may experience bleeding due to pressure on scalp. During the procedure bleeding can occur which can be controlled by giving tumescent fluid (an anesthesia technique that is used in cosmetic surgeries) with mild pressure application.
Though FUE involves less pain, slight discomfort can be experienced by some people. It can be managed with mild pain killers for couple of days. Pain is a temporary side effect and reduces gradually with time.
People who have undergone hair transplant for frontal region are expected to experience slight swelling on the forehead and around the eyes after the procedure and lasts for few days. Anti Edema medication and Tight band taping on the forehead can prevent the swelling to occur around the eye.
Shedding of the transplanted hair occurs after 2 weeks because of the stress the hair follicles undergo. The hair usually grows back within a period of 2-3 months. Grafts that grow initially are thinner and will be replaced by thicker hair within few months.
Existing hair in the donor area or recipient site can undergo stress and fall following the procedure. This happens because of the lack of blood supply to the hair follicle while being removed from one place to the other. It eventually regains the growth with time. Shock loss is common more common in female hair transplant
During the process of healing client can experience mild itching on the recipient site and donor site. Washing daily with a mild shampoo can help minimising this problem.
Grafts which are buried during the extraction process or implantation can grow out later leading to small acne (pimple) like lesions. Local application of antibiotic creams can control them.
Infections can occur in rare conditions if proper sterile techniques are not followed during the procedure.
Interestingly, hiccups are one side effect of hair transplant surgery. It is rare and only 5 percent of of patients face this problem. It can be troublesome if it lasts more than a week as you might face discomfort while eating or sleeping. For people who have hiccups after a hair transplant surgery, doctors prescribe medications.
Numbness is a common condition that occurs at the recipient site after the surgery.This numbness remains for few weeks and is temporary. It normalises within few months.
We wish you all the best for your hair transplant and hope you have a safe and successful hair transplant surgery!
About the doctor:
Dr. RAVI CHANDER RAO completed his MBBS from MRMC,Gulbarga in 1999. He practiced his Internship 2000 at Gandhi Medical College and did his MS in General Surgery from JJMMC, Davanagere in 2004 and was titled with the “Best Outgoing Student” award. He worked as a Registrar with KIMS, Hyderabad and later joined in MCh Plastic Surgery at the prestigious Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad. Having excelled in his academics and career so far it was only natural for him to join a team of qualified Plastic Surgeons with equal credentials and motives. Dr. Ravi Chander, with his experience, has added new dimensions to Cosmetic Surgery and his team. Dr. Ravi Chander Rao is one of the best trichologist in Hyderabad.
About the clinic:
HairSure is one of the leading hair clinics at Habsiguda, Hyderabad and we have the best hair transplant surgeons in Hyderabad practicing at HairSure. Trichologists at HairSure clinic are experts in hair transplantation and PRP treatment etc. Two of our main doctors are known to be the best trichologists in Hyderabad.