What should first be done before considering a hair transplant?
Before the procedure, an ASDS doctor will review the patient’s medical history. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure. Patients should:
- Avoid smoking two weeks before surgery.
- Prepare to have someone drive home since most procedures are outpatient.
- Prepare to take it easy for a day or two following surgery, with assistance if necessary.
- Be aware that local anesthesia and, in some cases, sedation will be administered.