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How to Prepare for Hair Transplant

Before The Surgery

How to prepare for it?

Wash your hair the day before surgery with your regular shampoo, the same as you normally would.

Make sure to eat a good breakfast, as medications will be given throughout the day that can disagree with an empty stomach, this includes an antibiotic and a sedative.

Wear a button down shirt or something easily removable.

Please arrive at the office no later than 7:45 am. In the event that you may require medication it is preferred that you be dropped off and picked up after your procedure.

Complete your medical questionnaire and sign your consent forms before the surgery begins.

Please review and follow the recommendations for foods and herbal supplements that should be avoided prior to surgery as they contain aspirin like (blood thinning) qualities and can complicate the surgery.

Pre-operative photos will be taken for your chart only unless other arrangements have been made.

Please consider what hairstyle you will wear for your procedure. The donor site will need to be shaven down to skin level. A short haircut will allow others to see you have had surgery vs. a long haircut will enable us to comb your hair over the donor site and provide some camouflage.

What Not To-Do Before Your Surgery

Do not drink alcohol or caffeine the night before or the morning of your procedure. Smoking is strongly prohibited as this will delay your wound healing time. If you color your hair, it is recommended that you color your hair a few days before your procedure. After the procedure, you must wait 6-8 weeks before you can color your hair again and a semi-permanent color should be used instead of a permanent hair color that may cause damage to your new grafts. Permanent hair color can be used 3 months after your surgery.

Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like. We want you to be well informed.

During the Procedure

What to expect?

You may bring your own audiobooks or music as long as it is appropriate for everyone.

At any time during the procedure you may use the restroom. We will break for lunch if your procedure is scheduled for the entire day. Friends and family are not allowed in the surgery room when the procedure is being done, however they will be allowed to visit and check on your progress. By having others in a surgery suite lends to a non-sterile environment and is not encouraged by OSHA.

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Tips To Prepare Yourself

Experience a comfortable procedure

We recommend making sure that you have a pillow and pillow case that you don’t mind getting blood on ready for the very first night. You will have bandages on but there is still a good chance that blood will still come through.

A neck pillow can be very handy to help you sleep with your head slightly elevated for the first few nights. This will help to reduce the swelling.

Ice packs. Use these as necessary to help reduce the swelling as well.

A comfortable, yet loose fitting hat for a few days after the surgery in case you will need to go out in to the sun. You can get this afterwards as well too. But we just want to help you be as prepared as possible.

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Hair Transplant Clinic

70 Yorkville Avenue #32, Toronto, ON M5R 1B9
Phone: (647) 351 0061
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