The same is not true for the pain from hair transplant surgery. Although it is considered a surgery, it is a virtually painless procedure performed typically in the clinic by both a skilled surgeon and technicians. The picture here says it all – a patient can literally be on his or her phone playing poker during the hair transplant surgery. Comfort is very important during a hair transplant procedure, and this makes it very easy for the patient to relax during the entire procedure that is typically achieved in one day.
There are many surgeries and procedures that require both mental and physical preparation for the patient. Sometimes, the procedure requires stopping medications, fasting or even lifestyle changes to prepare for the surgery. The less invasive procedures such as going to the dentist are sometimes more invasive. Something as simple as a routine dental appointment for a cleaning can turn into a painful six hour procedure where you are laying down all day and can barely speak after.
The pain from hair transplant is more minimal than ever before. During a hair transplant procedure, patients can watch television, movies, complete some work or even play a little poker on their phones. A hair transplant procedure, before, during and after does not interrupt your busy life. What makes the hair transplant surgery easier than going to the dentist is the entire process. The patient will only feel pain during the administering of the anesthesia, which makes the scalp completely numb. After that, most of our patients reported they only feel slight pressure on the scalp and little to no pain at all. This trend carries on even after the procedure when the patient goes home for the first few days after the surgery. The suture technique lays comfortably on the scalp, so as it heals there is no unnecessary discomfort for the patient. While some surgeons use staples, sutures are used at the clinic and are typically removed ten days after the procedure. The sutures lay flat on the scalp, making it much easier when sleeping at night, for example.