The number of people who are hesitant to get a hair transplant has been decreasing day by day. The hair transplant procedures of today are quite easy and people can return to work just within a couple of days after their surgery. Follicular Unit Extraction ( FUE ) and Direct Hair Implantation ( DHI ) procedures are the most common hair transplant techniques in the hair transplantation industry. However, no matter how good they are, there are still a couple of short-term hair transplant complications that are associated with many reasons.
The very first thing that comes to mind when we speak of hair transplant complications is swelling for sure. It is almost inevitable that most hair transplant patients suffer from swelling in early hair transplantation recovery. There can be a couple of reasons for swelling after hair transplantation but it’s mostly because of patients’ movements during the recovery.
Swelling can be seen in different severeness levels based on your body movements. If you move your body too often during hair transplant recovery, you will increase the risk of severe swelling. That’s why hair transplant surgeons suggest their patients that they should stay home during the early recovery days and limit their movements for some time.
Swelling mostly disappears after a couple of days according to your body movements. Most patients who suffer from swelling may suffer from redness over their donor and recipient area as well. Redness may stay there longer than swelling but they are all temporary after all.
Itching is also another annoying short-term complication that can be seen some time after hair transplantation procedures. However, it’s actually an indicator of the healing process. It usually happens after your scabs show up. You may want to remove your scabs and scratch your scalp during this time, but it is completely dangerous. If itching becomes unbearable, ask for some creams, lotions, and drugs from your surgeon.