Exercise after FUE?

Hi Doctors. When is it safe to start doing vigorous excercise after a 3500 FUE graft? I see varying information on this but would like a more difinitive answer. Thanks for your help.

Doctor Answers 4

Exercise after FUE

After an FUE and three days has past with good washing techniques, I tell my patients that they can do anything that they want except swimming and scuba diving. 


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Exercise After a Hair Transplant

Please avoid all physical efforts in the first week after surgery: avoid leaning forward, avoid blowing your nose too strongly… Please limit your physical activities at least during 1 week after surgery (no sexual activity for 7 days). Avoid going to the swimming pool and the sea until full healing of your donor area (+/- 2 weeks).

Jean Devroye, MD
Belgium Hair Restoration Surgeon

The definitive answer will come from your doctor. Your doctor knows you best in terms of what when on during surgery

The definitive answer will come from your doctor.  Your doctor knows you best in terms of what when on during surgery. Your doctor may have specific restrictions for you.  Ask your doctor.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Vigorous exercise after 3500 FUE grafts

It depends what you mean by vigorous exercise. Generally my advice is 2 weeks post hair transplant. Please seek clarification from your surgeon as we tend to be quite particular concerning our post operative instructions.

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