Q1 : How long will I need to be admitted?
A1 : You may be discharged right after surgery. You need to come back the following day for hair and scalp hygiene, three days after for check up, and a week after for stitch removal.
Q2 : Will I be asleep during the procedure?
A2 : Hair transplant is done using local anesthesia with sedation so you will be awake and relaxed.
Q3 : Will the results be permanent?
A3 : Normally, the grafted hair strands will fall off after about a month, leaving their follicles in the scalp to grow back slowly and blend with the rest of your hair. Permanence, though, cannot be guaranteed because of the effects of aging and genetic tendencies.
Q4 : What are the risks?
A4 : Like other surgeries, the risks of hair transplant include bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and infection. The hospital is equipped to handle these problems should they arise. A serious risk is graft rejection due to factors such poor blood circulation.
Q5 : Can I undergo the procedure again if my grafts do not “take”?
A5 : Repeat surgery may be done if there is enough donor hair on your head.
Q6 : How do I prepare for surgery?
A6 : To avoid complications and reduce risk factors you need to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medicines (other than those that your doctor allows you continue), at least two weeks before your schedule. People with diseases need surgical clearance from their medical specialist.