How to Prepare for an Overseas Hair Transplant
Undergoing a hair transplant with one of our trusted and licensed clinics is a great way to regain
your confidence at a price you can afford.
Medic Tours is the healthcare travel agency that combines luxury travel with overseas cosmetic
procedures, but our priority is always the welfare of our clients. To ensure your hair transplant is
a success, we have put together some important information about what to expect.
Steps to Take Before Your Hair Transplant
We want your hair transplant to be a fulfilling, comfortable, and successful experience. To
ensure you’re in the best possible health when your big day arrives, we recommend the
Avoid alcohol consumption at least three weeks before your scheduled procedure day. You
should also consider avoiding all alcohol for two to three weeks after your transplant.
Smoking causes respiratory and cardiovascular issues that can affect your health during and
after your hair transplant. We recommend that you stop smoking at least a week before your
Assess Your Medications
Speak to your surgeon or doctor about the medications you’re taking. You’ll need to cease
taking drugs such as blood thinners, anti-inflammatories, and certain vitamins.
Pack Appropriate Clothing
Dress lightly on the morning of your procedure. Loose-fitting trousers and an open-collared shirt
are ideal. Also, make sure your clothes can be removed without lifting them over your head.
Buttons and zippers are perfect.
Take a long bath or shower on the morning of your procedure. Be sure to wash your hair with
shampoo thoroughly. It’s also a good idea to rigorously cleanse your scalp in readiness of the
Enjoy a Nutritious Breakfast
Eat a healthy breakfast on the morning of your hair transplant, and drinks lots of water to stay
well hydrated. You should avoid eating anything spicy a day or two before your procedure.
Don’t Cut Your Hair
Don’t worry about cutting your hair—your clinic will do that just before your transplant. In fact,
keeping your hair a little longer than usual at the donor site will help to conceal everything. Also,
don’t use any hair products on the day.
Recovering from Your Hair Transplant
Following the correct recovery procedure is almost as important as the transplant itself. The first
two are three days will be crucial. If you follow your clinic’s advice, your transplant will stand an
excellent chance of long-term success.
While the recovery process can differ depending on the nature of the procedure, most doctors
will recommend the following steps:
● Schedule at least two rest days immediately after the procedure
● Don’t wash your hair until at least three days after the procedure
● Don’t worry if you notice a little hair loss in the grafted area after a couple of weeks
● Expect to see hair regrowth in the grafted area after around 12 weeks
● Follow the surgeon’s advice on washing and massaging your scalp—this should be done
gently with the fingertips in order to encourage better blood circulation around your scalp
● Avoid strenuous activity for at least a week
● Refrain from smoking, drinking, or consuming caffeine for at least a week
● Avoid touching the grafted area of your scalp for the first two or three days
● Sleep on your side or back
● Wash your hair with products recommended by your clinical team
● Protect your scalp from direct sunlight for at least two weeks
Hair regrowth after a transplant can be a slow process. As long as you follow the advice given to
you by your surgical team, you should be able to look forward to a thicker head of hair.
However, you should remain in contact with your clinic for at least a year.
Your surgeon will ask you to take photos of your scalp once a week to monitor the transplant’s
progress. Send your photos on time every week to ensure you’re given the right advice as soon