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POST-OP/SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS

POST-OP/SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS

Hair restoration surgery is a sensitive techniques. In order to get the optimal results you must follow below instructions:-

  • Do not consume alcohol or its products for three days after surgery.

  • Do not take IBUPROFEN, ASPIRIN, VITAMINS or ARTHRITIS medicines for 3 days after surgery. You should consult the doctor before taking these in order to get proper treatment.

  • Various medications may be given to you:

    • PREDNISONE – This aids in preventing swelling. It must be taken even if swelling is not present. Follow the dosage instructions on your prescription.

    • ANTIBIOTIC – You may be given an antibiotic which prevents infection in the post-operative time. This should be taken as prescribed.

    • PAIN RELIEVER – This will consist of a mild narcotic-analgesic which will help alleviate the pain you may experience. One to two tablets may be taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed.

      ALCOHOL SHOULD NOT BE CONSUMED WHILE YOU ARE TAKING THIS MEDICATION. THIS COULD RESULT IN EXCESS DROWSINESS AND EVEN COMA. YOU SHOULD NOT DRIVE ANY TYPE OF VEHICLE WHILE TAKING THIS MEDICATION.

  • Do not prefer exercises like running , cycling & weight lifting, and various games for three days after surgery these may cause bleeding,loss of grafts,swelling around eyes and forehead.

  • Do not prefer heavy weight exercise for one weak after surgery.

  • Do not lift or bend over for at least 48 hours after surgery to avoid bleeding or excess swelling. Keep your head and upper body elevated above the level of your heart during this time, especially when sleeping.

  • In occasional instances, minor bleeding may occur from one or more of the graft sites. This can be alleviated by applying light pressure to the area with a moist clean cloth for 5 to 10 minutes. Be careful not to disrupt surrounding grafts.

  • Apply ice packs on the operated area as guided by the doctors.

  • Swelling is one of the part of hair restoration surgery. If swelling occurs, it usually does so approximately 48-72 hours after surgical procedure. It is PAINLESS, and will begin on the forehead and over the bridge of the nose. It may proceed to surround the eyes. IF THIS OCCURS, DO NOT PANIC. The swelling will subside spontaneously in 2 to 3 days.USE ICE PACKS ON THE SWOLLEN AREAS AND RELAX. REFRAIN FROM ANY STRENUOUS ACTIVITY. Call the office if you have any questions.

  • Sleep with your head and upper body propped up on several pillows for the first 3 to 4 days. This will prevent swelling of the forehead.

  • Do not wash or disrupt the grafts for 24 hours after surgery. Follow the instructions provided by doctors for head wash.

  • Apply light pressure on the grafts with a towel or gauze pad after exiting the shower to absorb any blood on grafts or forehead.

  • If you are using a blow dryer, use on a COOL setting for the first five days , it may cause harm to you.

  • The graft sites will form scabs in 24 to 72 hours after surgery, and the scabs fall off in 3-10 days. As the scabs fall off, you may notice that hair is shed with them. THIS IS NORMAL.

  • If Rogaine is being used, please discontinue it for 4 days after surgery.

  • Do not swim in water containing chlorine and should avoided for at least SEVEN days following surgery. Swimming in salt water is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED three days after surgery, although it is not a necessity.

  • Recommended hair care products: the shampoo, conditioner, and replenisher be used after surgery . Your hair will be cleansed thoroughly and the products will create an optimum environment for graft growth and maturation.

  • Suture removal and a check of your surgical sites will be performed 7-10 days after surgery. A return appointment will be scheduled before departure.

  • If you feel any proble other than above mentioned points , feel free to contact the Treatment center. You will be provided with additional contact information on the day of surgery.


Dr. Anil Kushwansi

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