Why Hair Transplant Surgery Fails? | DesiMD

Why Hair Transplant Surgery Fails?


In India, 35% of a young population of age groups up to 25 years is suffering from Hair loss which inclined them for hair transplant in India. There are many different causes which contribute to hair loss such as people who do gym take steroids as it accelerates hair loss, swimming water, genetic problem, and emotional stress increase the risk of hair loss.

Hair transplant is a surgical technique where hair follicles are extracted from the donor area and then implanted into the bald area of the patient. Hair transplantation can also be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants. With the advancement of technology, hair transplant can be performed by various techniques listed below:

  1. Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
  2. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT)
  3. Direct Hair implant (DHI)
  4. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)


In most cases, the hair transplant success rate in India is between 90 - 98%. After surgery, you will see a great difference. Most patients see results between 6 and 9 months after surgery. For some patients, it takes 12 months.

It’s important to know that between 2 and 8 weeks after the surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out. This is normal. By the 3rd month, the hair may look thinner than before you had the transplant. Again, this is normal.

To get the best results from a hair transplant, your dermatologist may recommend a medicine that treats hair loss. The medicine helps because hair loss and thinning can continue, even after a hair transplant.

Medicine can prevent or slow down new hair loss and thinning. By doing that, you can keep your natural-looking results for years to come.

But can only medicines help in recovering after surgery !!

No post-surgery care plays an important role. The 2% unsuccessful surgery happens because of careless  

Ways To Heal Fast After Hair Transplant Surgery

Hair transplant recovery process should not affect your life too much however there are some tips that can help you with the healing process:

  •  Take a break from the gym

If you like going to the gym but you have undergone a hair transplant surgery then you need to take a break. Your workout activity can affect the healing of your new hair. This is because while exercising more sweat will be produced which increases the risk of infection. It is always good to avoid strenuous activities that can cause sweat. So, make sure to avoid going to the gym for at least one-week post surgery. Also, don’t lift heavy weights for at least some days. You should also avoid steam rooms, saunas and any other activities that might cause excessive sweating.

  •  Avoid Alcoholic drinks

Getting a hair transplant is a big deal and you might be thinking about it for a long time and after getting it done you might want to celebrate. Make a note that you do not take alcoholic drinks instead you can go for non-alcoholic drinks for recovery after hair transplant.

The reason behind avoiding the alcohol during hair transplant recovery can affect the blood supply to your head and can increase the healing process time. So, make sure to avoid any alcoholic drink for about a week to help your transplant heal as quickly as possible.

  •  Keep your hands off

It is quite obvious that you will always want to touch and feel your new hairline. But it is very important to avoid doing this during hair transplant recovery time. Try to avoid touching areas of new grafts with your hands or combs. Be careful and keep your hands off during the healing process of the hair transplant recovery period.

  •  Infection

 Infection is rare. Avoid exposure to dirt in the air at work or at play for 2 weeks following surgery. Do not touch the donor area or the transplanted grafts except with clean hands to reduce the chance of an infection. Report any increasing tenderness or redness and swelling around the surgical site.

  • Sutures

Sutures will be removed from the donor area usually 14 days following the surgery.

  • Crusting:

Crusts will usually fall off in 7 – 10 days though this can last longer.

  • Hair washing & hair care

 1. Beginning on the day after surgery, you may begin to wash your hair gently in the shower. Try not to let the water beat directly onto the recipient area where the grafts are for the first 4-5 days after surgery. You may want to have a cup in the shower to help rinse the graft sites. Beginning 2-3 days after surgery you can gently touch the grafts with the fingertips while washing in the shower. Avoid catching the grafts with your fingernails.

2. Hairspray and mousse can be used one week after the transplant but should be washed off daily.

3. When combing, do so carefully to avoid dislodging the grafts.

 4. Try to avoid hair dryers for 1-2 weeks, especially the hot ones.

 5. Hair coloring, perming or cutting can be done once all the crusts have fallen off

  • Follow Your Doctor’s Advice

At Aritus plastic and cosmetic surgery center, we want good hair transplant recovery as soon as possible and for that, we provide you detailed aftercare instructions.

Our doctors will advise every patient with a personalized aftercare program. It involves taking a 4-day course of antibiotics to ensure against infection. In addition, we also offer medication to avoid post-operative swelling.
You need to understand aftercare well and follow all the medications given by your doctor and follow their instructions. Our aftercare package ensures that your transplant aftercare is easy and simple and can be easily followed.

  • Follow Healthy Lifestyle

Try to follow a healthy lifestyle. Avoid alcohol and tobacco consumption as it can ruin your skin and effects your surgery too. Alcohol and tobacco interfere with the body’s natural healing process so it’s very important to avoid smoke and alcohol during cosmetic surgery recovery time.

  •  Eat Healthily

After the surgery, you may not have much of an appetite which is very normal. But once you get normal then it’s important to take care of your diet. Try to eat right and healthy food. Include lean proteins, have lots of fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Keep yourself hydrated. Following this, you will face no trouble maintaining the results of your surgery.

  •  Take a break

Our team of doctors also advise you to take a break for about a week or two after your hair transplant recovery process, depending on the size of the procedure. You can easily relax and take rest for a quick recovery after the surgery for the first few days.

You can go on holiday to give yourself a break until you recover from the surgery.