Do you need to get a health check up at the doctor before having Hair Transplant?

Hi, I wanted to know if one needed to get checked up at the hospital before having a hair procedure done.

Doctor Answers 4

Your doctor will determine if you need a pre screening or a health check before surgery.

Your doctor will determine if you need a pre screening or a health check before surgery.   If you are healthy, you generally do not need a special health check.


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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History and physical prior to a hair transplant

History and physical prior to a hair transplant is not necessary. We generally ask about your medical history and do a cursory examination but once we know that you are healthy, we can do the transplant

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Is a health check up necessary before a hair transplant?

jamario,

If you are in good health a check or blood work is not necessary. However, if there are any issues then a general check would be advised.

Sincerely,


Bernardino A. Arocha, MD

Bernardino Arocha, MD
Houston Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Unnecessary If You Are in Good Health

Thanks for your question. There's no need to make an appointment at the hospital prior to hair transplant surgery. If your medical history is generally normal and without any major conditions, you should be safe to undergo the procedure. A qualified surgeon will request your medical history and examine you during your consultation before performing surgery. That said, it's never a bad idea to schedule a routine physical examination with your general physician or family doctor if it’s been a while since your last one.

James N. Romanelli, MD, FACS
Long Island Plastic Surgeon
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