One of the most frequently asked questions about surgical hair restoration is regarding expectation and recovery of hair transplant surgery. We understand that hair loss and hair thinning are both frustrating processes, but with Hair Transplant Surgery available in its finest form, you don’t need to worry about these hair woes. A hair transplant surgery can help you restore a thicker and fuller head of hair to make you look young and robust, regardless of your current age. Nevertheless, your expectations about the outcomes of a hair transplant surgery should always be realistic.
Have realistic expectations:
Hair Transplant is by far the only hair restoration technique that delivers natural looking, permanent hair. However, it is pertinent to mention here that the restored hair density will never be the same as you had before hair loss. Obviously, if you are seeking hair transplantation at the age of 45, don’t expect to restore a hair density you had when he was 25. The expectations regarding the outcome of the surgery must be managed and placed in a realistic context.
Similarly, if you have been classified as a Norwood 6-7(a frill of hair at the rear of scalp only) don’t expect to restore a fuller head of hair with limited or poor donor hair supply. You can have realistic expectations regarding the results of a hair transplant only after considering all the factors involved. These include,
- The patient’s age
- Pattern of hair loss
- Family history of baldness
- Hair type, texture and traits
- Patient’s overall health
- History of previous hair restoration attempts
Recovery of hair transplant surgery:
Recovery from hair transplant is a time taking process. It takes several months before the patient fully recovers from it. But this should not mean that you will stay bed ridden for all this time. You will be able to resume most of your routine activities by the end of first week post-surgery. However, you may be asked to wait for up to a month before resuming strenuous activities that increase your chances of sweating. Similarly, exposing your scalp to direct sunlight or touching the head without any reason should also be avoided for 6 to 8 weeks, to minimize any risk of infection.
Your surgeon will also provide you a list of instructions, following which is the key to quick and uneventful recovery As far as hair growth is concerned, transplanted hair as well as some of your existing hair will shed following the surgery before they start to grow normally. Here is the approximate growth pattern following a hair transplant surgery:
- After 3 weeks: Only 10% of the transplanted hair will be remaining on your scalp.
- After 3 months: Transplanted hair will begin to grow.
- After 6 months: Up to 75% of the transplanted hairs start growing actively and normally
- After 8 to 12 months: Nearly 100% of expected hair growth can be seen.
If you still have any queries regarding expectation and recovery of hair transplant surgery, feel free to contact us. Our hair transplant experts will guide you in the best possible manner. We also offer free online consultations. To book an appointment now, fill the form below.