Does swelling occur in DHT hair transplant? (Photo)

I had done my DHT hair transplant 3 days ago... I just need to confrom does swelling occurs in DHI hair transplant ? Please explain briefly.. Thank you.

Doctor Answers 8

Swelling can occur after any hair transplant procedure. If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor.

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Swelling can occur after any hair transplant procedure.  If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor.


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Swelling occur in DHT hair transplant

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there may be such swellings around forehead and eyes after 3-4 days after surgery no matter DHI or another technique..You may use methylprednisolone pills to decrease edema with dose advices of your doctor. 

Ilhan Serdaroglu, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon

Post-Operative Swelling

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Post-op swelling is from the anesthetic, not the type of grafting. We add a steroid to our tumescent solution to prevent such swelling, but rarely it still it occurs. When it does appear, it will present 2-3 days after the procedure. Unfortunately, while many treatments have been offered, including oral steroids and compresses, the swelling generally needs to resolve on its own over the following few days.

Robert Haber, MD
Cleveland Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Swelling is common after a hair transplant

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Swelling can last 7-10 days after a hair transplant depending upon how much local anesthetic is placed into the scalp during the procedure.  Sleeping with your head up can help make this go away faster.

Swelling After Hair Transplant

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Swelling happens after Hair Transplant in about 10% cases, whether it is a DHT or not. Loose areolar layer of scalp above pericranium extends with SMAS layer of Face. So if Anaesthesia solution or Saline is injected in that layer of scalp then chances of swelling are high. This swelling is self limiting in most of the cases and subsides within 3-4 days. Ice application & prop up position is useful.

Swelling

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swelling occur when the frontal hairline is transplanted, but it is a matter of degree.  All transplants produce some swelling.

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Swelling after hair transplant

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Swelling after hair transplantation is common, regardless of the technique. The commonly affected areas include the scalp, forehead, brows, and areas around the eyes, particularly under the eyes. This is a result of the effects of gravity carrying the increased fluid (edema) away from the top of the head and down the face. Often there may be no significant swelling at all until 3-4 days after surgery, when swelling around the eyes becomes suddenly noticeable. There may also be some bruising involved, but this is less common. As always, any specific concerns after a procedure should be discussed with the doctor who performed the procedure.

Matthew Richardson, MD
Frisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Swellings after hair transplantation

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Thanks for sharing your photo. Based on it, it is common that swellings can happen. We advise our patients to apply warm compresses  4-5 times a day (instead of ice) and it helps a lot. But please consult with your surgeon about the post op care instructions.

Ozge Ergun, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

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