Do you have to stay admitted after a hair transplant?
No, hospitalization is not necessary for a hair transplant. But the hypothetical clinical internment is not supposed to cause any concern for the patient, since it’s an ambulatory surgery and will barely penetrate your body.
The need of an operating room for a hair transplant, an unfounded fear
The fact that someone decides to undergo a hair implant surgery is much more frequent than, in the beginning, can be imagined. In this sense, and regardless of their gender, these people visit specialized clinics and aesthetic centers to try to solve once and for all their baldness problem.
The continuous technical advances and their application to capillary surgical procedures have been one of the most efficient and lasting measures to combat hair loss. However, a good part of the patients continues showing certain distrust before the image of being in the hands of a hair surgeon.
The patient can return home the same day of the hair transplant surgery.
Does the application of anesthesia affect the ambulatory nature of the transplant?
The capillary graft intervention is always ambulatory in nature, using the surgical method that is used throughout the process, the following being the two most common:
- Strip technique or FUSS technique (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery).
- Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE.
With either one or another procedure, local anesthesia is required before surgery begins. If, in addition, the patient shows excessive concern, it’s also possible to provide some sedation, so that any sensation of discomfort for him is avoided.
However, regardless of whether a local anesthetic is administered exclusively or if a mixture of this and sedation is chosen, the option of being discharged a few hours after finalizing the hair transplant and being able to return home, will always be there. So, in the vast majority of cases, hospitalization is not necessary for a hair transplant.
The capillary graft intervention is always ambulatory in nature, so hospitalization is not necessary.
What are the characteristics of the hair micrograft?
Even though during the first hours after treatment it’s perfectly normal to feel some discomfort, these will subside as time passes. In this way, the patient will be able to recover their habitual habits within a maximum period of 48 hours from the end of the treatment.
The execution of a hair graft is based on the organized and aesthetic distribution of the entire follicles that are going to be transplanted in the recipient area of the patient, usually the frontal area and the crown.
This is a minimally invasive surgery, so hospitalization after hair grafting is not necessary.
For this purpose, tiny implants are inserted in the head, inside which the number of follicular units is precise and that it is necessary to fix in advance. This is how the hair follicle is placed, an action that has no other purpose than the growth of the hair from its root and that does so as naturally as possible.
There is also a false myth that ensures that, in certain cases, there may be some rejection when receiving the graft. However, this statement can be disproved with absolute certainty, since donor and recipient coincide in the same person.
The hair that has just been transplanted has the characteristic of being able to develop and be preserved in the scalp of the patient, without being detached or affected by the hormone dihydrotestosterone or DHT hormone, which is responsible for alopecia. And it is that the new hair maintains intact the genetic code that it had previously. Therefore, you get a hair for life without needing hospitalization for a hair transplant.