Are There Side Effects Of Hair Transplant Surgery?
Just like any other surgery, a hair transplant can have some side effects following the procedure. Whenever the phrase “side effects” is used, people immediately jump to the conclusion that something very bad is going to be the result of the side effects. While there are certainly some negative side effects that can happen as a result of the restoration surgery, many of the side effects of getting the hairline you’ve always desired are temporary and can be easily cured. Let’s take a look at some of the side effects of a hair transplant surgery:
- Bleeding – One common side effect of the surgery is some bleeding. Placing pressure on the bleeding areas will normally make the bleeding stop. The need to have a surgeon do any extra stitching to stop the bleeding is very rare.
- Pain – Most of the time, there is very little pain involved when having a hair transplant. If you do suffer any pain following the surgery, your doctor can prescribe you some pain medication or recommend some over the counter pain medications for you to take to help ease the pain.
- Itching and Swelling – It is common for some itching on the scalp and swelling on the forehead to occur on the transplanted area. Both conditions should only last a few days. If they last longer than a few days, please call your doctor right away.
- Infections – While normally a rare problem, some patients suffer from infections following the surgery. The reason that infections rarely happen is because antibiotics are given to patients before and after the transplant in order to prevent any sort of infection from occurring.
- Scarring – FUT procedures leave a line scar on the donor area while FUE does not create the linear scar. If you have scarring from an older hair transplant surgery performed before the latest advances in the art of hair restoration, scalp scar revision might be a good option for you.