Treatment & Recovery
Is it wise to book a hair transplant during vacation?
So, you’re ready to plan a NYC hair transplant but not sure when the best time will be for both the treatment and recovery. Many people schedule cosmetic procedures during vacation times because this is when they are able to take much-needed time away from work.
Is it wise to book a hair transplant during vacation? The answer to this question depends largely on what you plan to get out of your vacation time. Today’s modern FUE transplant methods are less invasive than ever before and allow for fast, simple recovery. However, it is imperative that a potential patient understand the necessary recovery process and known risks inherent to the procedure. Knowing what to expect, then planning certain restrictions and care accordingly, will ensure an optimal healing period and results.
How Is It Done?
After your NYC hair transplant, you can return to work and many low-key activities within days, however, due to subtle redness at the treatment site and mild swelling, many patients will opt to cover the scalp with a hat and stay out of social situations for a week or so. If the reason that you’re interested in having your procedure on vacation is so that you can keep it a secret from friends and coworkers, then scheduling time away can be quite convenient- allowing you to relax away from the public eye and heal with no scrutiny or questions to answer. However, you should plan to take it easy and not fill that “vacation” time with a lot of activity because you may be disappointed.
If you imagine that you will recover from a hair transplant while also taking part in strenuous travel, vigorous spots, water activities, off the beaten track exploration or questionable sanitary conditions, then your expectations are unrealistic. In addition, if your idea of a great vacation involves a lot of sun and surf, this is also not a realistic plan during hair transplant recovery.