ARTAS FUE transplant and the safety of a sneeze?
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Can a sneeze dislodge ARTAS FUE grafts one day following a procedure?
Thank you for writing in with your question. It is very unlikely that a couple of sneezes are going to dislodge grafts from an ARTAS FUE transplant procedure performed the previous day. The follicles are held into the scalp with a fibrin clot, which at 24 hours should not be disturbed by simple sneezing. The sensations in your scalp are almost certainly due to the tugging on the skin during a sneeze, and since the area was anesthetized with needles the day before, the scalp can remain a bit tender for a week or so following a procedure. I hope this information is helpful to you.
Sneeze is less likely to dislodge a transplanted hair.
Sneeze rarely dislodge hair follicles. And hair normally will be quite "attached" after three days. However, weight lifting would not be recommended as least 10 days after surgery.
Sneezing post transplant.
Hello. I doubt the common sneezing at 24 hours post procedure would dislodge your grafts. The body acts as glue & the grafts are held into the scalp with the tiny blood scab. Everything should be fine
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Sneezing after ARTAS FUE, is it safe?
Relax, this was most likely safe and close to a none event. You are asking did this cause any damage? Had the event dislodged a graft it would have caused bleeding that would have been obvious. Your question then would have been," I sneezed and grafts popped out, what can I do to stop the bleeding, and what do I do with the popped grafts?" The most important thing to do now is to follow the post op instructions given by your surgeon. Please care for the transplanted area in the next four months to protect this area from prolonged Sun exposure as this can really compromise the growth of the transplant! Very best of luck!!
Bernardino A. Arocha, MD
Sneezing or straining will not dislodge the graft that was implanted. If you are having other issues you can always contact you
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