Post-surgery instructions should be carefully followed, and the grafts should be taken care of. Swelling of the scalp for a few days is common. The scalp remains tender after the surgery and pain medications need to be taken for several days. Bandages will have to be worn for a day or two. An anti-inflammatory or an antibiotic will be prescribed to be taken for a few days. The antibiotics are prescribed in order to prevent infection of the graft or the wound. Most people return to work after 2 to 5 days.
After the transplant, the grafts need to be kept wet repeatedly with saline for a few days. The hair has to be washed with diluted shampoo as per instructions so as not to disturb the grafts. In FUT, the care of the wound is crucial. The sutures are taken out after a week.
The hair which is transplanted would start to fall out within 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery. But, within a few months, new growth will start. Most people notice 60% new hair growth 6 to 9 months later.
In order to ensure that the surgery has been successful, you will need to visit the doctor several times during the first month after the transplant. Medications will be administered as per requirements.
You might require a "touch-up" procedure to create natural-looking results after healing of the incisions, which will be completed by your doctor.
Prevention of Hair Loss
Although it is not possible to reverse the natural balding process but by exercising simple precautions, you can prevent hair damage that eventually leads to hair thinning. Following are a few precautions that should be observed in order to avoid hair loss: -