Hi Dr. R!
Captain Forehead here. I’m one week post-op. Staples are good so far. Not too much discomfort.
Wow, there is SO much different info online about what you can and can’t do after surgery. I found this elsewhere on baldingblog.com, a very helpful guide.
* Can lie flat
* Can have full aerobic exercise in 1 week (even run a marathon if they want)
* Should limit weightlifting greater than 25 lbs for 4 weeks and keep the back straight
* No sit-ups or pull-ups for 4 weeks
* May play with pets in 1 day (but no licking the transplants by your dog until the crusts are off – it had to be said)
* Smoke and dust in the environment are not a problem unless you are not clean
* Passive sex is ok for the first 2 nights, then everything after is a go
It’s just weird ’cause sometimes I feel more tension while yawning than I do after the pushup I just tried, of course while keeping my head totally back!
I guess I’m just writing to say, I wish I knew for sure how “zombie-like” I have to remain after surgery and how much of my history of widened scars is due to junky genetics.
P.S. See ya at the Open House in L.A. this Saturday!
You don’t have to be a zombie after a hair transplant surgery. The precautions are so that it protects and minimized the donor area scarring and most of the rules are to protect the people who are not generally careful and do unsafe things. I am generally open to shortening all of the time lines with more careful people. To simply think about it, the more tension you put (sit-ups, etc), the more there is a risk of widened scarring when your neck muscles are pulled. You will know that if you put your hand on the back of the neck and see how much pull you get from what you are doing.