I recently received a hair transplant and while I was in surgery I believe some of my transplant hairs were dropped. The doc had pulled a lot of hair out and another worker was doing something with them for a long time in another room and then when coming back she dropped a glass containing the hair. I could tell something bad had happened but nobody said anything because it was behind me and I couldn’t actually see it. I overheard someone saying she was cleaning them but the doc ended up pulling more hair out of my head. I figured by asking it wasn’t going to affect my outcome so I didn’t say anything. Do you think these hairs were lost or could they have been saved and used?
You can suffer from infection or hair death if the grafts remained on the the floor for a period of time without being hydrated and kept wet. There no absolute cut off time limit but I am just giving a generality here. It probabaly also depends on how dirty the floor was. Mistakes can happen but there are appropriate steps to take if there was contamination (such as thoroughly rinsing / washing the grafts). Ask your doctor! Trust should be the foremost foundation between the patient and surgeon.