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How long does it take to recover after hair transplant surgery?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Minimal Downtime

Although the recovery is mild, you will likely want to take some "social" downtime as the hair can have a somewhat crusty/scabby appearance for the first several days.
The newly transplanted hairs will go through a natural cycle before growing in to stay... This can take 3-6 months. Hope this helps!

In brief: Minimal Downtime

Although the recovery is mild, you will likely want to take some "social" downtime as the hair can have a somewhat crusty/scabby appearance for the first several days.
The newly transplanted hairs will go through a natural cycle before growing in to stay... This can take 3-6 months. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Not only am I a Plastic Surgery BUT I have had 2 sessions of transplants in 10 years. Recovery for me was days to be back to operating!
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Quick recovery

Most people can perform normal daily activity the next day after hair transplantation.
Scabs will be present for 5-7 days. Exercise can be resumed in 5-7 days.

In brief: Quick recovery

Most people can perform normal daily activity the next day after hair transplantation.
Scabs will be present for 5-7 days. Exercise can be resumed in 5-7 days.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Brief Down Time

There is a relatively brief downtime for hair transplants particulary if the fue techniques are used and donor sites are minimized.
Grafts may take some time before demonstatiing hair growth.

In brief: Brief Down Time

There is a relatively brief downtime for hair transplants particulary if the fue techniques are used and donor sites are minimized.
Grafts may take some time before demonstatiing hair growth.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 1 week

It is best to avoid over-exertion for the first week following hair transplantation.
This gives the newly placed hair units a chance to become accepted in the new location and gain circulation.

In brief: 1 week

It is best to avoid over-exertion for the first week following hair transplantation.
This gives the newly placed hair units a chance to become accepted in the new location and gain circulation.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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