Once we have completed the hair transplant surgery, it is necessary to follow a series of guidelines aimed at assuring the long- term success of the intervention. In this post, we are going to focus on two vital and important points, such as postoperative medication and the period we must follow before restarting sports.
At this point, it is important to remember, in case that the consumption of some type of medication is required, this should always be reviewed and controlled by the team of doctors who have attended you. Therefore, before consuming any type of medication, the doctor must be consulted to prevent any negative effect to the graft.
Usually, the first night after the intervention, antibiotics are used, which, initially, will be taken every twelve hours until completing three doses. That is one on the first night on the same day of the operation, another in the morning and another at the second night after the operation. After taking these, your surgeon will decide whether to stop there or continue with a new shot.
As for analgesics, unless otherwise indicated, these will be consumed every six or eight hours depending on what the doctors supervising team determines. On the other hand, the use of anti-inflammatory and aspirins during the three days after the intervention is clearly disapproved because it significantly favors bleeding. Something that we must avoid at all costs is the possible fall of grafted follicles, also to help fast healing and, consequently, the growth of new hair.
Another important issue to keep in mind at all times in the first steps of recovery after hair follicle graft is related to the sports practice. This, in the beginning, cannot be practiced for at least two week. If the recovery process takes place in time and way as planned, the activity can be resumed with certain care in the third week.
In short, it is about being cautious after a simple operation that requires maximum care both in the transplanted area and in everything that has to do with the internal and external care of the areas affected by the punctures.
Be careful, maximum delicacy when treating the grafted area, patience when returning to work and to daily routines and, above all, a lot of common sense, are the necessary ingredients to carry in the best way possible that inevitable recovery phase after going through the operating room.
Before the slightest doubt whether they should do or avoid something during the first hours and dates after the intervention, do not hesitate to consult personally or through any of the forms of contact with the medical team that has treated you. In addition, it is much better to waste time in consulting any issue than expose to ruin the process or delay the operation because of some wrong decision.