Hair Transplantation: Potential Risks and Complications

Living in this date, hair transplantation is one of the most safe and practical solutions to counter your increasing hair line and decreasing density of hair. Even though less, but the complications and risks of this surgical procedure, but it is for sure that no surgery is devoid of any potential complications and risks associated with it.  You can pre-consult with a good surgeon and discuss on what are the possibilities and how far trouble it may cause.

A transplantation surgery can mainly aim at providing a natural looking hairline and patchy bald areas are made virtually invisible with help of FUE. Here are enlisted below some minor yet obvious side effects of hair transplantation surgery, which are as follows:

 Swelling: Mild swelling is normal following any surgery and thus the swelling of the forehead area after undergoing a hair transplant surgery. It is likely to remain for a couple of days along with only 1% of patients facing issues with a black eye followed by that.

Bleeding: the donor area may face some amount of bleeding as the suturing heals and thus the head is recommended to be kept in that position for slower the pace of bleeding. Though in some cases the patients may even face persistent bleeding, which can be handles with an additional stitching.

Infection: Having infection post hair transplant is not that much normal and if you are prone to it, then it could be easily treated by antibiotics.  There may be pain or redness and tenderness to a considerable amount, but if it is persisting and bothering you, then you must contact the local clinic.

Itching: The itching aspect is not much of a trouble. If the hairs are washed a bit frequently for some time, like on a daily basis, then it may go away.

Numbness: Surrounding the sutured area, there may be a certain amount of numbness associated from three to eight weeks. Neither is it troublesome, nor it shall last long.

Pain: There are pain medications like Panadol or Solpadine which are supposed to keep the mild discomfort from occurring at all.

Thinning: The pre-existing hair is supposed to become thin, though the condition is temporary and is sure to subside soon, allowing the scalp to regain the normal density with few months.

Hiccups: About 5% of the patients face hiccups which may result up to several hours or even days, but is likely to subside soon and is nothing to worry about.

Keloid Scarring: This is a type of form of abnormal growth in the skin of the damaged spot and found to occur within 1 out of 1000 patients possibly.

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