You have probably invested a great deal of time researching the hair transplant clinic and doctor you trust and decide to have your surgical hair restoration procedure with. Along with the time there is also the financial aspect, so it is important you are prepared for the day, mentally and physically to ensure the best conditions possible
Once you have decided on the right doctor for you and the doctor confirms they are confident to meet your goals it is normal to look forward to the big day with both anticipation and some apprehension. This feeling is normal and as such nothing to be concerned with, in fact if you have no nerves at all it could be considered wrong, this is elective surgery after all and not something you do every day.
It is common the clinic will provide you with a list of do´s and don´ts to follow, points such as medications to stop prior to the day. It is important you follow the instructions given to you by the clinic, they are given to you for your own best interests and to make the day of your day and after care go as smoothly as possibly.
Avoid direct strong sunlight; avoid sun- burn at all costs. The clinic may ask you to avoid or certainly greatly reduce any heavy exercise, excessive exercise can induce increased bleeding during the procedure and prolong the procedure unnecessarily and possibly compromise healing.
If you are going to undertake the Strip technique it is advisable to start to think about your hair cut. Allow your hair to grow a little longer as it will allow you to easier conceal the donor area after the strip. Ironically if undergoing FUE it maybe an idea to cut your hair shorter, especially if you normally wear your hair longer.
Prepare for the day, arranging travel and hotel, ideally within walking distance to the clinic for convenience, plenty of water in your room and possibly room service. The number of days you intend to stay near the clinic if far from home; there will be a little swelling of the forehead and you may want to return home the next day or wait until any swelling subsides, around 5 days post operation
Clothes to wear; a hair transplant is a day procedure and you will either lying or sitting in the same position for long periods of time; wear sensible and comfortable clothes to make this time easier
Give yourself time to rest after your procedure, do not rush back to work the next day but rest and allow the hair transplant to heal, ideally around two weeks is enough and then although there will still be visible signs of the procedure the grafts are safe
This is not an exhaustive list and you should always listen to the clinic you choose as you have entrusted them with your well-being