Pre-Surgery

Pre‐Operative 
Instructions
 for
 Hair
 Transplantation

One 
week 
before 
surgery:

•  Do
 not 
take 
any 
aspirin 
or 
any 
drugs 
containing
 aspirin. Please inform the doctor about any medicines you are currently taking. This is very important.

•  Do 
not 
drink 
any
 alcohol
 one week prior to the procedure.

Day
 before 
surgery:

•  Strictly Avoid smoking two weeks prior to the procedure. Smoking will severely affect the success of the procedure.

•  Shampoo/rinse 
hair 
well with 
the prescribed shampoo 
either
 the
 night 
before
 or
 the 
day
 of
 surgery


•  Try 
to
 get 
at 
least 
eight 
hours 
of 
sleep.

Day 
of 
Surgery:

•  Please
 make 
sure 
that 
you
 have
 a 
light 
breakfast

•  Please
 arrive 
at 
the 
surgery
 center
 at 
your
 scheduled
 surgery 
time.
 Surgery
 averages 
5‐6 
hours,
 based 
on
 the
 size 
of 
the 
procedure 
and
 other factors.

•  Do 
not 
wear
 any
 clothing 
that 
needs
 to 
be 
pulled
 over 
your 
head 
to 
be 
removed.
 Wear 
a
 button
 or 
zip
  down
 shirt

•  Due 
to 
the 
drugs 
administered
 during
 the
 procedure 
you 
will 
not 
be 
able 
to 
drive
 after 
the
 surgery.

So 
please 
make 
arrangements 
for 
someone
 to
 drive
 you 
before
 and
 after 
the 
procedure.

Additional 
Instructions:

•  If you have grey hair, you need to dye your hair 2 days prior to surgery.