Risks Encountered During and After Hair Transplant Surgery

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Hair transplant surgery is a procedure preferred by people experiencing hair loss that has become commonly used today. First of all, since hair transplantation is a surgical operation, the patient’s expectations should be clearly communicated to the surgeon, and these expectations should be met by the surgeon.

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During the planning process, the surgeon will share their experiences with the patient and provide information about what the patient can expect. In order to avoid dissatisfaction after the hair transplant procedure, expectations and planning are crucial. To achieve natural results, your doctor will guide you on where your hairline should start, determined by certain parameters such as your facial muscles, skull structure, and hair density.

Like any health operation, hair transplantation also comes with some risks. In this article, we will discuss the risks encountered during and after hair transplant surgery.


In order to reduce the risk of infection, the clinical and surgical environment should be sufficiently clean and sterile. Otherwise, the risk of infection may arise in the surgical area. This can cause you to lose most of the transplanted grafts and may also result in the formation of a scar on the scalp tissue. In the event of a possible infection, it should be resolved with antibiotics or oral tablets.

Another risk that may occur during or after surgery may be related to anesthesia. Although local anesthesia is usually used during the procedure, sedation is also used for some patients. This way, patients do not feel any pain during the operation. However, in this case, there may be some risks such as allergic reactions or heart problems during or after surgery. However, if the hair transplant procedure is performed in a clinic where doctors, emergency services, and first aid experiences are available, you are safe. Because these risks are quite low, there is no need to worry about them.

Another possible risk that may occur during or after the surgical procedure is that the transplanted hair may not have sufficient blood supply. This is because all the transplanted hair needs to be sufficiently blooded as soon as possible. If it is not sufficient, the likelihood of survival may decrease and it can cause necrotic tissue. Therefore, if the surgeon has experience in this area, they will calculate how much hair transplantation is required in a given area, taking into account the blood flow in that region.

After the operation, during the recovery period, there may be a mild level of pain and discomfort in the transplanted area. To minimize this discomfort, you need to take the medication your doctor prescribes on time and regularly.

Wearing loose clothing before and after the operation can prevent possible skin irritation in the operation area while changing clothes and minimize the risk of inflammation.

 Redness After Hair Transplant

There is a risk of crusting and skin rash after hair transplantation, which is quite common. This occurs during the healing process of the wounds on the skin where the hair follicles are implanted. In the first few days, a crusty appearance may appear in the hair transplant area. Skin rash can also be seen in the same area in the form of red spots. Crusts and skin rash disappear naturally within a few days. This is a natural process. If this occurs, there is no need to worry, it should be cleaned and cared for properly according to the doctor’s instructions.

Each of these risks can manifest differently or may not manifest at all in individuals who undergo hair transplantation surgery. Therefore, if you experience any discomfort or problems, you should immediately contact your doctor and receive appropriate treatment.

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