THINGS TO BE CAREFUL BEFORE HAIR TRANSPLANT
There is no doubt that getting your hair transplant done is very important and a very crucial process. But, it is even more crucial to follow the basic instructions before the actual procedure takes place. There are couple of things to be cautious. Before the operation starts, your should inform your hair transplant company or your medical consultant explicitly whether or not you have any medical issues or you are regularly using any medication/pills. In addition to that, if you are currently going through any medical problem sor if you have any psychological problems, please kindly consult to your doctor and get his/her permission about your hair transplant surgery. Health is wealth and it is our top priority!
MEDICATIONS YOU USE
Once you clarified the situation with your primary doctor, stop taking any medications thay may thin your blood and increase the chance of bleeding during surgery. You need tol et your hair transplant doctors know if you have any new medical conditions or you have been taking any new medicationsafter your initial consultation with the doctor. This will help the doctors choose the most suitable medications during your hair transplant surgery and adjust the amount of anesthesia during your hair transplant surgery that will not interact with your existing medications. It must be restated that health is wealth and it is our top priority!
2-3 DAYS BEFORE HAIR TRANSPLANT
Avoid Alcohol: Please keep yourself away from alcohol 3 days before the actual operation takes place. Because alcohol creates adverse reaction with the medications you will be taking during the surgery. Therefore, it is very vital to stop drinking alcohol at least 72 hours prior to your hair transplant surgery.
Avoid Smoking: We are well aware of the fact that it is difficult to quit smoking especially if you are addicted. Like beverages with alcohol, cigarettes, too, creates opposite reaction on your health when combined with the medications you will be taking during the operation. Technically speaking, smoking causes blood vessels to constrict and thereby decrease the blood flow to the scalp. You should keep yourself away from smoking at least 3 days prior to your operation.
Hair Care: You will not need any special hair preparation before the actual operation takes place. Because unless you are undergoing unshaven hair transplant, your hairs will be trimmed with a clipper to the length of 1mm on the day of surgery. This short hair cut will allow our doctors to have the best Access as well as easy removal and replacement of the grafts. It is better to trim the entire scalp which makes it easier to harvest and implant the grafts. Apart from that, it cannot go without saying that, you should not use hair gels and sprays on the day of operation.
THE DAY OF OPERATION
Dress in Comfort: It is vital to have a comfortable dress on you during the operation day because the operation shall take about 6-8 hours depending on the number of gratfs to be implanted. Hence, you must dress very neatly and comfortably. Baggy clothes are preferred. Please avoid any kind of dress that may touch the grafts. For that reason, we strongly recommend you to dress a shirt that has no chance of touching and dislodging of newly transplanted hair follicles.
Having Shower: You are advised to take shower and wash your hair in the morning before going to hospital. Use your regular shampoo and avoid using gels or sprays or any other dryer materials.
Breakfast: It is imperative to have your regular breakfast in the morning of the operaiton day. However, it is important to note that anything related to coffee or anything that contains caffein should strictly be prevented before the operation since they create adverse effect with the medications you will be taking during the operation.
Family and Friends: Normally, you are supposed to g oto hospital on your own but if you have some sort of insecurities, you can have one friend or a family member with you to give you emotional support. Please note that, the person companies you will not be allowed to the operation room. However, you can see your company during lunch time.
WHAT TO BRING TO HOSPITAL
Although it varies from company to company, most hair transplant companies in Turkey will need your passport or any ID that you have. This is crucial for registration. Along with that, unless you completed your payment in advance, you are also supposed to bring the operation payment in cash or if your agreement is with your credit card, then tale your credit card with you. Note that most companies prefer cash payment and levy tax on card payments up to 30%.