Before writing to you i tried finding a similar case to my problem but i couldn’t. i have asked my doctor this question but i wanted another opinion to make sure that everything is going well. My question is that i have had my transplant (strip method) done a week ago, and i am feeling tightness in the donor area , where it feels a lot tighter to turn my neck and look at the left side than turning my neck to the right side, is this a normal feeling or should it feel equally tight on both sides? and if it is normal, how long will it take to be moving my neck normally and freely?
It is normal for the area behind the head (where the strip was taken) to feel tight. It may actually feel tighter than it is. When I (Dr. Rassman) had transplants, it felt tight in the donor area, but in a few weeks, it felt less tight and more mobile. Bending the head and turning it may be an indication of tightness, but in a few weeks, it should substantially lessen.