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Every surgical procedure needs an adequate amount of care and attention. Hair transplant procedures are one of the safest and easiest cosmetic surgeries; however, all parts should be approached delicately for the most desired results. Before and after hair transplant processes are equally crucial as the procedure itself.
The consultation and pre-operation period
A good planning process for a hair transplant surgery is essential for the safety and success of the operation; for that reason, an initial consultation should cover all the information on the patient’s medical state, aesthetic expectations and physical examination of the hair loss area. Hair transplant procedures are offered in multiple techniques; though the latest design is believed to provide the best outcomes, this is not always the case. Different methods may be suitable for patients with other conditions; the required technique for the individual should be determined after a detailed consultation made under the supervision of the hair transplant specialist.
Hair transplant procedures are performed under local anaesthesia to make the patients as comfortable as possible; it is significant to get all necessary blood tests done to ensure no adverse reaction to anaesthesia.
Although on a very minimal level, hair transplant surgery is invasive. This means the bleeding during and after the operation is quite regular; however, to keep it under control, your hair transplant specialist may recommend avoiding blood thinners.
Things to be careful about in the aftercare process of the operation
Although different hair transplant techniques require other aftercare processes, there are certain points to be cautious with after every practice.
As in all surgical procedures, some side effects are expected after a hair transplant. Bleeding, swelling, change in the skin sensation, numbness, pain and headache are some of those side effects; they are mostly temporary, but the right approach in the aftercare process is very significant for those side effects not to disrupt the long-term results.
The post-op instructions given by your hair transplant specialist should be followed very carefully. Smoking, consuming alcohol and sun exposure should be avoided in the early healing period to prevent complications.
Hair transplant final results are not visible right after the operation; it is a complex procedure which needs time and care to be effective.
A few weeks after the process, the transplanted follicles may fall. This is often considered as if the operation was not successful by the patients, but then again, it is an entirely natural part of the process, and it is called “shock loss”. The fallen hair will grow again later in the recovery process.
The final results of the hair transplant procedures may take 12-18 months to be visible. This time is necessary for new follicles to settle in their new places. Not all parts of the scalp give the final results simultaneously; crown areas may take longer to achieve their outcomes.
Mono Hair Transplant Clinic is there to help its patients in every part of their hair transplant journey; to get further information before and after a hair transplant and a detailed hair analysis, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.