Hair Transplant Surgery: Facts You Should Know!

“I want to have a safe hair transplant.”

That’s literally the phrase we hear and read while interacting with patients. And it’s hard to explain every concept over the phone or through a WhatsApp chat.

In the post, we have mentioned everything you must know to ensure a safe hair transplant and achieve great results thereafter.


Major facts to keep in mind before opting for a hair transplant.

Hair Density

  • It is important to have realistic assurance. If you have low hair volume in the donor area, then your transplant may not result in a “full hair head.” The thickness of your remaining hair determines the results – “Hair Transplant quality.”

Colour and Thickness

  • Usually, light or grey coloured thick hair shows better results than dark and thin coloured hair.


Time Duration

  • Post Hair Transplant Surgery, it can take up to nine months before the hair buckles with root and starts to fill in.


Hair Transplant Cost

  • Hair replacement surgery is considered a reconstructive treatment and may be covered by health insurance. Costing depends on the baldness level and the clinic you visit. Ask the surgeon about any out-of-pocket costs you can expect.


Does Intoxication Interrupts Recovery?

  • For Smokers, there is a high risk of complications from surgery. If you are committed to getting your surgery done, you should try to avoid smoking.


Post Surgery Care

  • There may be a need for care and precautions post hair transplant surgery.


  • Keep the scalp clean, dry and stay away from pollution, heat and extreme events. Stick to the advice of the doctor and alert them immediately if you feel any discomfort.


Other Leading Factors to Look for before deciding on your hair transplant:


Finding a hair transplant surgeon


Keeping vigilant checks while choosing your hair transplant surgeon is vitally important for best results. Doing research on the matter helps discover the best specialist available.


You may take the advice from experts & Guides on well-read reputable doctors or hospitals where hair transplants are performed. 

Question your surgeon

At your first consultation, you should ask the surgeon about their training and experience. It is recommended to have these procedures completed by a prominent, professional & specialized doctor having good experience in executing this type of surgery.



Medical Issues with Hair Transplant Surgery


Before the surgery, discuss the following medical facts with the surgeon:
  • State Of Health – Get your body checked for any complication. A thorough inspection will help the surgeon decide if the treatment is safe for you.


  • Medical Record –  Having some pre-existing situation and surgery in the past may impact results.


  • Hair Explication – It’s the microscopic analysis of your hair.


  • The test reveals your hair growth form, your hair loss pattern, any earlier surgical or medical treatments for hair loss you had before, and also help find the previous hair loss cases in your family.


  • Risks and possible complications – it is important to have knowledge of risks and complications so that you can weigh up whether a hair transplant surgery is suitable for you. You may visit our blogs section to find more facts about hair transplant.
  • Medication – Tell your surgeon about any medication that you have recently taken or taking regularly. Also mention over-the-counter pills such as Vitamin Supplements and Fish Oils(if consuming).
  • Previous reactions of medication – Consult your surgeon if you have ever had a side effect from any medications, including Anaesthesia. The doctor will accordingly plan a different strategy for you.
  • Surgery Preparation – Your surgeon will inform you with details about your pre-surgery routine at home. For instance, you may be asked to intake a particular medication or adjust the dose of an existing one. You must follow all instructions carefully.


Hair Transplant Procedure


There are different techniques to perform a Hair transplant surgery. Your surgeon picks the most applicable procedure for you (based on your own prospects). 


Surgery is usually performed under local anaesthetic. Each session of treatment can last from two to eight hours, depending on the number of hairs that needs to be transplanted.
The operation basically includes:
  • Your “Donor area” is cropped short to make it simple to handle.
  • The surgeon anaesthetises this thickest hair area of the head.
  • The surgeon makes small sections of the hair-bearing scalp and transplants them to the desired area (generally the front area of the scalp above the forehead).
  • Precise Instruments are used to operate the donor skin. Like, a round tube (punch), or a surgical tool, etc. A single punch graft, depending on the tube size, may harvest 2 to 15 hairs. A slit graft may have 4 to 10 hairs, and the much longer strip graft has more than 40 hairs.

What Happens Post Hair transplant surgery?


How you feel eventually depends on the range of surgery. After the operation, you can expect:
  • Inflammation and Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Soreness and Ache.
  • Tightening in Scalp.

Personal Care Post hair transplant surgery 


On the directions of your surgeon, your Personal care advice may include:
  • Skipping any stress causing exercise or a difficult activity that can lead up to high blood pressure, and can make your operated area bleed. 
  • You must Communicate with your Surgeon in case of any bleeding, severe pain.

Continual outlook after hair transplant surgery


  • Most hair transplant cases are successful, even though it can take up to nine months before the hair takes root and starts to fill in. It is not uncommon for the transplanted hair to fall out after several months and then regrow. 
  • Once the hair begins to grow again, it should look natural because the hair is transplanted in the direction in which the hair would normally grow in that location. 
  • Most scars should be covered with hair and will be hardly seen. Any visible scars fade with time. Be patient – improvements to scars may take a year or so. 


  • Hair Transplant may seem complicated at first, But with advanced procedures like FUE and Neograft, implanting grafts has become convincingly easy and safe.
  •  Experienced and well-read surgeons play various checks on patients before deciding on their hair transplant.
  • Taking proper guidance can lead you to a successful hair transplant journey. Best Hair Help can be your best support in the matter. You may reach us on WhatsApp – +91 7452920171 or fill the form on the home page and we’ll get back to you almost instantly.