Safety & Risks of Hair Transplant Surgery

Our approach at Newvue is to always put our patient’s safety above all other concerns. We have invested in state-of-the-art tools, and our on-site surgical suite is one of the first in the region to be fully approved under the stringent new safety standards.

F.U.E. hair transplants are very common and a safe procedure in Bellevue. Nonetheless, we feel it is important that all our patients fully understand the risk associated with this or any surgical procedure. The most important thing to know is that Dr. Min and Newvue will stand by you should any complications arise and do everything we can to help you achieve your desired result. Risks associated with hair transplants include: possible reaction to anesthesia, infection, bleeding & hematoma and/or hair loss. During your initial consultation, Dr. Min will address all possible risks and complications with you and make sure that your questions and concerns are answered.

Your Hair Transplant Procedure

We will do everything in our power to help you feel informed and relaxed on the day of your procedure. After you arrive at our Bellevue office, you will meet with Dr. Min and with your F.U.E. hair transplant technician team. Once any questions you have are answered, you will be given medication to help you relax.

It will be necessary to shave the donor area very close to the scalp, and so many patients opt to cut their hair short or get a buzz cut prior to the procedure so hair will grow out evenly.

You will be brought into the surgical suite, where you will be prepped for surgery and given a local anesthetic to numb the scalp. Surgery usually takes 2-4 hours.

Your head will be wrapped in a semi-permeable dressing to protect the transplanted follicles as the incisions heal. You’ll be able to return home shortly after the procedure, but you’ll want to be sure to arrange for someone to pick you up. Dr. Min and your technicians will advise you on caring for your scalp and new hair.

After Hair Transplant Procedure

The recovery from a Dallas F.U.E. hair transplant is relatively straightforward and painless, but the first several days are very important. You may experience some sensitivity in the donor and recipient site, as well as some itching (do not scratch!). You will have a semipermeable dressing on your head to allow for seepage. This will need to be changed daily for the first several days. You should avoid sun exposure as well as any strenuous exercise or contact sports until the dressing comes off (3-5 days). Shampooing will be important to dislodge any scabs that may adhere to the hair shaft, as they can increase the risk of losing the newly transplanted follicles.

You can expect to see many (sometimes all) of the transplanted hairs fall out within the first 7-10 days. Do not be alarmed! This is called “shock loss” and is normal. New hair will begin to grow within 1-3 months of the procedure.