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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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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. 

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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Back to work after your hair transplantation

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Of course it depends on what your job is but generally ı advice my patients to be away from work for 10-15 days.

Turkey Plastic Surgeon

Exercise and Hair Transplant

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I advise my transplant patients to avoid any strenuous elevation of the heart rate and blood pressure for two weeks post procedure.

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Austin 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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Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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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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Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Baltimore Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Exercise after hair transplant

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I advise patients that they can return to full exercise, with the exception of swimming, on the 6th day after surgery. However, I strongly suggest you speak with your surgeon.

Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Exercise One Month After Transplant Is No Problem

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I do not know of a problem working out, getting your heart rate or blood pressure up, or doing most activities at this point. I would agree that avoiding dirty water (swimming pools included) for another month is a good idea. In my experience, patients can return to strenuous exercise in about 2 weeks without a problem.

Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
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