Complications of hair transplant procedure are a basic question of every patient who is seeking consultation or advice from our hair restoration clinic in Lahore. It has become a popular and effective procedure for treating hair loss problems, however, there are certain complications of hair transplant that you need to know. Having knowledge of these complications will help you to make a better decision. You can discuss these issues with the surgeon before getting a treatment. Of course, shifting follicles from a donor area to a receipt area requires skills and experience. Despite having both, some complications are bound to happen.
Common Complications of Hair Transplant
There are different types of hair transplant complications. There are four categories of adverse systemic reaction to local anesthesia including allergy, idiosyncratic, psychogenic and toxic. Psychogenic is the most common adverse reaction it is related to fear. Therefore, it is important to do a sensitivity test. Having pain during and after surgery is the common complication of hair transplant. However, with the use of analgesics and proper surgical technique, it is possible to eradicate the pain. Different factors including large session without proper anesthesia, wound tension, bleeding, and the wide strip among others are the reasons for pain. Some patients’ complain of itching in both the recipient as well as in the donor area. Generally, crusting and drying is the reason behind itching. The surgeon might recommend Saline spray for 3-4 days. You can take oral antihistamines. For dryness, you can use topical aloe vera. People also complain that there is a loss of blood during and in worst cases after the surgery. A good surgeon would take notice of this condition instantly and would recommend a medical plan.
Complications after FUT
Infection in the donor site wound is very rare, mainly because the higher vascularity of scalp has a high healing speed. Nonetheless, factors like coexisting suture line infection, high-tension closure, diabetes, excessive physical activity can put the patient at the risk of the infected donor site. Patient counseling, delaying suture removal, excellent wound care, and layered wound closure is important to prevent wound infection. Donor Shock Loss is another common complication of hair transplant. Generally, you can see it below and above the line of incision. It is temporary, and the patient will fully recover within 3-4 months. Suture line vascular, inflammation, edema, and alternation of the natural follicular population are probable causes.
Below are the complications of hair transplant for the FUE procedure. Regardless of the methodology, a surgeon uses for scoring, including robotic punches, motorized or manual, there is always a risk of overharvesting the donor region. The Donor-site depletion happens mainly because of non-uniform harvesting or aggressive extraction. You may be under the impression that FUE is a scrap roof technique, but it is not true. The removal of each follicular grouping leads to pinpoint scaring in the donor’s area. If your surgeon has the experience, a naked eye cannot see these scars. Even if you are able to see them, they are far less in comparison to the linear scar of FUT.
Complications of hair transplant surgery are something common. Despite being careful, sometimes preventing these complications may not be possible. However, with the right treatment at the right time, you can control them before they become worse.