Preparing for your hair transplant surgery

Example of hair loss from the crown, on a young manA hair transplant is a great option if you are experiencing hair loss and want to invest in a permanent solution. However, like every other cosmetic procedure, this surgery comes at a price. While the cost of a hair transplant in Budapest is substantially lower than in the UK, it is still important to ensure that you make the most of your investment. One of the best ways to do this is to start preparing for your hair transplant well ahead of time.

Stop smoking

One of the most important things you can do to improve your recovery is to give up smoking. Quitting smoking can speed up your recovery by reducing the time it takes for your wounds to heal. Giving up smoking for just two days before your hair transplant can make a huge difference to the speed with which you recover, but giving up a few months before is even more beneficial.

Limit your alcohol intake

If you drink alcohol, it is helpful to minimise your intake in the weeks prior to your surgery. Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol could hamper your recovery and weaken your immune system.

Give yourself a daily scalp massage

Massaging your scalp for at least ten minutes twice daily in the month leading up to your surgery will help to improve blood flow to your scalp. This, in turn, will increase the supply of nutrients available for hair growth.

Eat healthily

It is important that you are as well-nourished as possible prior to your surgery. Eating a healthy, well balanced diet will help your wounds to heal better, boosting your chances of achieving natural-looking, permanent results.

Let your hair grow

It is better to leave your hair on the long side before your surgery as the hair on your crown will need to be at least two centimetres in lengthen in order to cover the transplantation site. If there is any question regarding your hair’s length, your surgeon will trim it prior to performing your surgery.

The aforementioned tips should help you to ensure that your hair transplant surgery is successful, although you should compare them to the instructions you receive from your surgeon and follow your surgeon’s instructions if they differ from these.