Can I Wear Tight Caps 1 Month After Hair Transplant?

Hi all tomorrow will be one month after my hair transplant, it was a FUT surgery with 3200 grafts and i was wondering if it is safe now to wear a tight cap ( sadly no other choice) when I am going to work this week Thank you so much

Doctor Answers 6

1 month after transplant

You can wear a snug hat after everything is healed and no crusts remain in your head. As you had a strip surgery, be sure that the hat does not rub on the wound as it might still yet open up


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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If there is no choice then not much you can do

If there is no choice then not much you can do, right?  You can wear hats but how "tight" you wear it is very subjective.  If you are concerned always follow up with your doctor

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Wearing a Tight Cap After Hair Transplant

In most cases, transplanted grafts are securely rooted no later than ten days post-surgery. Thus, wearing a tight cap a full month after hair transplant should be okay. As one doctor said below, make sure it’s not so tight that it cuts off blood circulation to the scalp. Worn too tightly and too often it could inhibit graft growth or even result in traction hair loss.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Cap after Transplant

You should be OK if it's truly one month after a hair transplant, consult your surgeon for further confirmation.  

John E. Frank, MD
New York Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Wearing tight cap after Hair Transplant

As long as the tight area of the cap doesn't push against the grafts it's probably ok, but remember these new grafts need plenty of blood flow to grow.  You don't want the cap too tight to restrict blood flow. 

Jack Fisher, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Tight cap after transplant

It would be best to address your surgeon about this. Likely a cap would be allowed. 

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
Oakland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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