Swelling after a hair transplant surgery can be expected and will typically go away after a few days. Surgical wounds and anesthesia can cause the body to retain fluid, which can cause discomfort. Here are the three best ways to help you minimize swelling discomfort after hair transplant surgery.
Use a Cold Compress
Swelling after hair transplant surgery can cause puffiness around the eyes. Using a cold compress will help minimize swelling by reducing blood flow. Avoid applying pressure or pulling skin on the top of the head. You can massage your forehead in a sweeping motion to the side to help push fluid.
Drinking plenty of water helps to flush out injected fluids during hair transplant surgery. This cleaning through hydration can help shorten the amount of time you experience swelling discomfort. Plan to drink at least 100 ounces of water per day for optimal results.
Avoid Strenuous Exercise
You will need to avoid strenuous exercise for the first few days to minimize swelling after a hair transplant surgery. Sweating increases the risk of infections and potential blood clots. Once the swelling goes down, you will be able to resume your normal activities. While you recover, make sure to keep your head elevated at all times and sleep on your back at night to decrease blood flow to your head.
Interested in Hair Transplant Surgery?
Hair transplant surgery can help you restore self-confidence about your appearance. If you are interested in this procedure, contact Kalos Hair Restoration to book a consultation. You can meet with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Benjamin C. Stong to find out if you are an ideal candidate. Dr. Stong can help recommend the best treatment options for you to restore your hair loss. Book your appointment for a hair transplant surgery consultation today.
Posted on behalf of Kalos Hair Restoration
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342