What are the complications associated with a hair transplant?

The ‘New’ should always need extra care. The same applies to transplanted hair as well.

Hi, I am Dr. Aseema Pati, Hair transplant surgeon and I am back with another most important query on hair transplant – What are the complications with a hair transplant? For those who are watching this video for the first time, welcome to our family and check out our previous videos that solve every uncertainty in you with regards to hair transplantation. 

Hair transplant is the most common and less complicated aesthetic surgical procedure nowadays. But there are a variety of possible problems that can be less severe and manageable.

At the time of surgery:

Adverse reaction to anesthesia

Swelling or bruising on the lower eyelids

Bleeding while extracting grafts and after stitches in the donor area.

Mild discomfort or pain  


After the surgery:

Numbness or lack of sensation on the treated areas

Infection or inflammation of hair follicles

Postoperative itching is common in the donor and recipient area

Hiccups or cough

Some mild swelling may occur in some patients for a couple of days after the transplant

A tight feeling in the scalp

Each patient should be isolated, planned, and operated on with the goal of minimizing complications and complaints. Proper care and medication should be taken by the patient to grab the best results such as –

Pain medication

Antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection

Anti-inflammatory medications to keep swelling down 

Avoid exercise and arduous activity that increases blood pressure

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