While the procedure of a hair transplant itself is a quick and easy process, mentally getting a transplant is a big deal. Your appearance is very important and changing it up is major life decision.
As such, patients usually come in with many questions before actually undergoing a hair restoration process. A common question asked is what the patient can expect right after the procedure. This question has a two-fold answer. First we can answer how the area will look and feel. Second we can talk about recovery time.
What Will the Area Look and Feel Life After Surgery?
Right after the procedure, the area of the transplant may be tender that night and into the following day. It is recommended to take a pain reliever for this tenderness, which the doctor will prescribe for the patient.
As for the look of your transplant area, patients typically experience some small scabs about the size of a large strawberry seed as well as a little redness for the first couple of days. This redness will fade into a light pink and eventually completely fade by the first week after surgery.
Of course, everyone heals differently. Skin type plays a major role in your recovery time.
Hair Transplant Recovery
Like any other surgery, hair transplants require patients to take time to recover. While everyone recovers at a different pace, there are certain parameters that medical professionals advice.
It is suggested that patients take about 1 to 3 days off work to completely recover. However, this is not always possible. If a patient can’t take off the full amount of time, it is suggested that the client ask for a lighter workload for one to two weeks, especially if heavy lifting is involved as it is not advised just after the procedure.
Patients in an office environment don’t need to worry about taking a prolonged amount of time off. Some patients are even known to return to work in the same day as hair transplant procedure.