Post-Operative Care for Hair Transplant Patients in Turkey
Content overseen by Doctor Costin Pasnicu who has over 7 years of experience in the medical field and has performed numerous successful surgeries. He graduated from the renowned University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest.
General advice for post-op care in Turkey
After a hair transplant in Turkey, it is important to follow these directions:
• Right after the hair transplant operation, the patient should go home and rest, with as little activity as possible, until the following morning;
• To accelerate the decrease of the swelling, the patient should sleep with his head elevated at a 45 degree angle in the following one to three nights after the transplant;
• The use of any products which contain aspirin or alcohol should be avoided for three to five days after the surgery.
Bleeding after the hair transplant in Turkey
In case there is any bleeding the night following the operation or even a few days later, it can be stopped most of the time by applying a firm, steady pressure over the bleeding skin for 15 minutes. Do not try to look and see if the bleeding still occurs before these 15 minutes are up. The applied pressure should be firm, however gentle in the same time, in order not to dislodge the grafts.
Pain after the hair transplant in Turkey
Some patients experience pain in the first one to two nights after the hair transplant surgery in Turkey. Your physician will prescribe the correct medication for pain control. Use it as directed and only if needed.
Taking care of the wounds after the hair transplant in Turkey
Immediately after the surgery, you will be provided with a kit that contains:
• A spray bottle that contains a sterile saline liquid which has to be used in the following three days after the operation;
• An ointment that should be applied on the recipient area in the back twice a day, to keep the area from drying out;
• A sterile gauze to be used in case there is any light bleeding in the next few days after the operation.
Our hair transplant specialists in Istanbul will keep in contact with you to check if you need further care.
Physical activity and work after a hair transplant in Turkey
When it comes to physical activity and work, you should follow these post-operative care instructions for hair transplant patients in Turkey:
• Do not engage into heavy work or sports for one week after the surgery;
• Do not do any weight lifting, heavy lifting or swimming in chlorinated water for 10 to 14 days after the surgery;
• Some patients get back to light work the day after the operation, although most of them would rather take at least two or three days off. Because there is a certain possibility of swelling and crusting after the transplant, some patients would rather take one week off after the operation. However, crusts will normally fall off seven to ten days after the operation.
Our hair transplant doctors in Istanbul can provide you further information on the post-operative care.