Is Hair Transplantation Painful?

Is Hair Transplantation Painful?

Are you considering hair transplantation, but worried about pain and discomfort after the surgical procedure?  Your question is definitely a common one.  Many men and women who are interested in hair transplantation – a surgical method that helps restore a patient’s hairline – are concerned that they’ll be sidelined by pain during the recovery process.

Fortunately, most patients do not experience any pain during the hair transplantation procedure.  That’s because local anesthesia is used to ensure that the patient remains comfortable throughout the surgery.

However, it’s worth noting that the recovery process does usually involve some pain and discomfort.  As the general anesthesia wears off, many patients will feel mild pain on the scalp; some will have headaches as a result of the surgery.  Your plastic surgeon will prescribe pain medications for you to help manage your discomfort.  This pain medication can be used the first week after surgery.

Other side effects include having a tender scalp, which may make it difficult for some patients to sleep comfortably or properly groom.  Your plastic surgeon will be able to discuss methods you can use to mitigate any discomfort you may feel during your hair transplantation recovery.

It’s incredibly important to not only find an experienced plastic surgeon, but also work with one who can help you through any discomfort you might feel during the recovery process.  At Awaken Aesthetics, board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Alex Liu & Dr. Eric Ahn are experienced hair transplantation experts who can help you feel comfortable during the procedure and throughout your recovery.  Together, you and the Awaken Aesthetics team will develop a plan to ensure you have the best hair transplantation experience possible.

Hair transplantation is available at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA.  Call 310-791-2233 and schedule your consultation with board certified surgeons, specializing in plastic and cosmetic surgery of the face and body, Dr. Alex Liu & Dr. Eric Ahn, to learn if you’re a good candidate for this exciting and life-changing procedure!


By |May 15th, 2017|
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