Did I lose grafts from hitting my head? (Photos)

9 days after the transplant of 2574 grafts, the doctor added a 170 follicle front peak, as I thought my hairline looked too straight. Less that 48h after that, I hit my head against a glass door exactly on the peak. It wasnt a very hard hit, but enough to draw blood from one of the grafts. It turned into a scab very quickly. Its been 2 days & the tiny dark scab from the hit is still there (see wet hair pic). My hope is that since the pressure of the hit was inwards that I didn't lose any grafts

Doctor Answers 5

Did I Lose Grafts?

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Looks ok.  I don't think that you did any damage.  Was there any bleeding after you hit your head? Good luck.  Dr. P


Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 113 reviews

​It is highly unlikely that you lost grafts from hitting your head, unless you saw the follicle actually fall out.

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It is highly unlikely that you lost grafts from hitting your head, unless you saw the follicle actually fall out. If ever in doubt, you should see your surgeon for an in person visit. Also watch the video to learn what can compromise results.

Craig L. Ziering, DO
West Hollywood Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

A light bump on your scalp will not likely damage the grafts. If you are still concerned it is best

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A light bump on your scalp will not likely damage the grafts.  If you are still concerned it is best to follow up with your doctor.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

Did I lose grafts from hitting my head?

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Not likely a major problem, though given the proximity to the time of surgery I would suggest a visit to your surgeon to have the area assessed in person.

Karl Hekimian, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Hit head

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It you hit your recipient area and drew blood it is possible that you lost a single graft. The fact that there is a crust over the bleeding area suggest that. No big deal. 

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

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