Miami FUE Recovery Variability
Researching hair transplants can be confusing at times.
You may hear that people can return to work and regular life routines anywhere between 3 days to 3 weeks after surgery. Navigating realistic expectations and planning can be tough if you don’t know when you can return to work. The truth is, the ideal timing will be a little different for everyone.
Though this transplant option is less invasive than the FUT, strip method, depending on the number of graftsyou have transferred, and the size of the treatment area, your post-procedure appearance and swelling will differ. Some people have subtle amounts of hairline grafting done to reduce peaks at the temples. Others have a full transplant with 4,000 grafts and cover a large area on the crown. In the latter case, visibility of the graft sites and swelling for the first week will be more noticeable. Swelling is also variable between people as each body reacts a little differently to the tissue trauma of a procedure.
Taking Time Off Work
This is a personal choice. We’ll usually advise at least 5 days off work to relax and care for your scalp at home. Your swelling and any potential bruising will peak and then begin to resolve during that time. As well, after the first 5 days, minor scabbing is usually disappearing. This doesn’t mean that you can’t go out or carry on with most regular activities, but the slight redness and scabbing on your scalp could be apparent to someone looking at you closely.