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How Long Until I Can Work out After Hair Transplant Surgery?

I had hair transplant one month ago. Can I go to the gym and workout (gym exercises) now? Please tell me.

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Working out after hair transplantation

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The quick answer is yes, you can work out one month after hair transplantation surgery. I recommend patients resuming workouts in three to four days after an FUE procedure. If you have had a strip technique, then resume workouts in six to seven days. I would avoid swimming or submerging your head under water in the first three weeks.


Chicago Dermatologist
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Back to the Gym After Hair Transplant

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Hello there, and thanks for your question. You should have no problems resuming your regular workout routine after a month. I usually tell my San Diego-area hair restoration patients to take between 10 and 14 days off from the gym, although these guidelines may vary from patient to patient. A month is plenty of time to allow the grafts to heal properly.

Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Exercise following hair transplant

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If it has already been a month since your procedure, it is perfectly fine for you to resume your regular exercise routine and workouts at the gym.  Lighter exercise is fine 10-14 days following a procedure.  For more strenuous activity, it is best to wait at least 3 weeks.  Good luck. 

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Exercise after Hair Transplant

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Our patients resume activity approximately 1-3 weeks post-transplant depending on the activity.  Good luck!

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Working out after Hair Transplant Surgery

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Concerning working out after a hair transplant...I let my patients resume normal activity two weeks after surgery.

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Working out after hair transplant.

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This can be done 4 weeks later even with heavy exercise. Running can be done gradually after 3 weeks.

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How Long Until I Can Work out After Hair Transplant Surgery?

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In our practice, we instruct the patient to wait until we remove the sutures/staples (8 to 10 days) before going back to normal activity.

The more active you are during this period increases the chances of having a more pronounced scar in the donor site. Normal walking is permitted during this period.

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Exercise after hair transplant

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I recommend patients wait one week (7 days) before resuming exercise.  That should allow an adequate amount of time for the grafts to heal in the recipient sites.

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