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Will Foot Surgery w/ Local Anesthesia Ruin Hair Transplant?

I had hair transplant surgery in July of 2010. I will be having foot surgery with local anesthesia in June of 2011. Will this ruin my hair transplant?

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Local anesthesia effect Hair Transplant?

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Occasionally general anesthesia can be associated with secondary hair loss on the scalp.  This is relatively rare, however, in association with general anesthesia.  I have never heard of local anesthesia at a site other than the scalp causing hair loss.  However, any injections of any type in the scalp can damage hair follicles. 


Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Hair Transplant Grafts are Fairly Hardy

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There really should be no concern to have other procedures done under Local Anesthesia after you have healed from a Hair Transplant. There may be validity to concern from longer, more serious surgeries that require long periods of General Anesthesia, as it would pose more of a stress on the heart and circulation/blood flow. Unless a Local Anesthesia procedure is actually being performed on your scalp, your grafts should be just fine.

Manu Gujrati, MD
San Jose Facial Plastic Surgeon

Hair Transplant & Foot Surgery

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Hi, there is no problem with having a hair transplant and a foot surgery a year later. It should not affect the results of the hair transplant. Dr Behnam.

Ben Behnam, MD
Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
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Neither foot surgery or local anesthesia will have any effect on the success of your hair transplants, whether it is 1 month or 1 year between operations.

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No interaction with hair transplant

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There is no known connection between hair transplant and surgery 1 year later on another part of the body.

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Hair transplantation and foot surgery 1 year later.

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Hair transplantation and foot surgery 1 year later are not a problem since there is no connection between the two.

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Will Foot Surgery w/ Local Anesthesia Ruin Hair Transplant?

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I see this as a very unusual concern that really has no relationship. From MIAMI Dr. darryl j. blinski

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Will Foot Surgery w/ Local Anesthesia Ruin Hair Transplant?

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Regarding: "Will Foot Surgery w/ Local Anesthesia Ruin Hair Transplant?
I had hair transplant surgery in July of 2010. I will be having foot surgery with local anesthesia in June of 2011. Will this ruin my hair transplant
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Not quite sure WHY you would connect the effect of a 4 month operation on one end of the body to that on the other side. We DO know that keeping the head resting on a stiff cushion for a long period of time MAY result in a fall in circulation and apical alopecia (loss of hair). Your surgery will not last long enough, all head rests are made of either a donut of foam or jelly and anesthesiologist are very aware of this old complications. Lastly, you will be able to turn your head side to side so I am not sure why you are worried about your hair (instead of your foot).

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