Pre & Post Instructions

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Pre & Post Instructions


​​You have to undergo bold test.

Inform your doctor of any known allergies, previous surgery and any other medications which you are taking.

Blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy medications can be continued. Take the morning dose on day of surgery.

Stop smoking at least 2 weeks prior to surgery and for 3-4 weeks after surgery.

Take proper rest before coming for surgery.

Do Not drink Tea on the day of surgery.

Wear loose front open shirt and take light breakfast.

You can listen to music on your mobile/MP3 player etc. during surgery.


Start ice cold compresses and finger massage on forehead (from center to side) from evening and continue 3 times daily for 5 days to prevent forehead swelling.

If despite all this measures swelling occurs in forehead or eye lids just continue ice compress and massage it will resolve in 3-5 days.

Avoid head injury (e.g. banging of head on car wall)

Sleep with head end slightly elevated for 2-3 days.

No head bath for 3 days, luke warm head bath on 4th day with due care. Wet the hair, apply medicated shampoo (sebowash) and spread it lightly and stand under shower with low speed. Do NOT rub on the graft till 10 days. Dry the hair gently by pressing with a double folded towel. From 10 day onwards you can take bath under shower with medium speed.

Small 2 mm hairs seen on the graft will fall off with the scabs in 2-3 weeks. Nospecial precautions are required once the scab falls off completely.

After 3-4 months hair growth will start from the grafts and will gradually increase in size and gain thickness, complete results will take at least 9-12 months.

Avoid smoking for at least 3-4 weeks and alcohol for 7 days.

Avoid excessive sun exposure on scalp for at least 3 months after surgery.