Do you have to almost give up spicy food, caffeine and alcohol for two weeks pre and post FUT hair transplant?

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Always check with your surgeon for specific pre or post operative instructions. There is no absolute rule on spicy food or alco

Always check with your surgeon for specific pre or post operative instructions.  There is no absolute rule on spicy food, alcohol, etc.


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Diet before transplnts

I only require you to stop drinking two days before a hair transplant. Spicy foods should not be a problem

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Pre and Post Hair Transplant Instructions

Thanks for your question!  Each office has a different protocol as far as specific pre and post transplant instructions.  I do not require my patients to stop spicy foods or caffeine, but I do however recommend they stop alcohol for at least 48hrs before the procedure to minimize bleeding risks.  I also do not recommend drinking alcohol while taking narcotic pain medication after the procedure.  Be sure to follow up with your surgeon for his/her specific instructions!  Best of luck!

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