Most patients wonder how they will recover after a hair transplant surgery such as an FUE hair transplant, and Miami Hair Doctor near Hollywood, FL is here to answer all your questions. It is an understandable question as being able to return to normal life can make or break the decision to proceed with surgery. Thankfully, hair transplant surgery is minimally invasive and requires very little to no downtime. Contact us to learn more about how recovery works after an FUE hair transplant and schedule an appointment with us to see if you are a good candidate for surgery.
FUE Hair Transplant Recovery
The FUE is a minimally invasive surgery with little to no downtime. This means that patients who receive the procedure can typically return to work the very next day. The procedure should not require any post-operative care and the extraction site, which will show redness and scarring for several days, should be completely normal at day fifteen. Depending on the number of hair graft that need to be extracted, the hair transplant surgery can take anywhere from two to seven hours but it involves no pain as a local anesthesia is used to numb the area of extraction. After the surgery, there is typically little pain, though pain relievers are prescribed in the event that the patient should need them. It is normal, however, that patients report no need for the pain relievers.
FUT Hair Transplant Recovery
The FUT hair transplant is slightly more invasive than the FUE hair transplant because it is a strip extraction rather than a punch extraction. As such, patients can expect to take one to two days off for recovery before they can gradually return to their daily lives. Unlike the FUE hair transplant, the FUT does require a bit of aftercare in order to ensure that there is no infection. The sutures used to close the wound at the donor site will be removed after fourteen days and leave behind a thin scar. This scar can then be covered using a technique called camouflage wherein hair follicles are transplanted directly into the scar. A technique commonly used by Dr. G.
Because the procedure is a bit more invasive and does require sutures, patients may be subject to some post-surgery pain and itching at the donor site. In order to minimize discomfort, antibiotics will be prescribed to prevent infection as well as pain medication for any pain symptoms.
In both surgeries, your hair growth will be permanent. Regardless of what your reasons were for getting hair transplant surgery, your new hair growth is guaranteed to last. However, if you experience new stressors or you change medications or experience any other significant changes, this could impact how well your hair grows.
Miami Hair Doctor is a clinic near Hollywood, FL dedicated to helping its patients receive the results they desire from their hair transplant surgery. Schedule an appointment with us to determine if you are a good candidate and learn more about how recovery from the surgeries works.