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PRE OP INSTRUCTIONS

Your pre-surgery preparation begins one full week prior to your scheduled surgery date. 

Please refrain from taking any of the following medications and/or vitamins prior to surgery for the time period specified:

Aspirin or aspirin containing products

For 1 week prior to surgery. (Only Tylenol is permitted.)

Vitamin E, Multivitamin, Fish Oils

For a minimum of 1 week. (Please note that Vitamin E is present in most multi-vitamins and nuts.)

Ginko Biloba

For 1 week prior to surgery.

Please refrain from doing any of the following prior to surgery for the time specified:

Alcohol Consumption

For 5 days prior to surgery.

Caffeine Consumption

For 5 days prior to surgery.

Strenuous Exercise

For 1 week prior to surgery.

Day of Surgery

You will need to wash your hair the night before or the morning of your surgery.

Do not add any gels or other hair product after washing and drying your hair.

Plan eat a meal prior to your arrival at the Surgical Center.

Wear a shirt or clothing that buttons down the front. Do not wear a T-shirt or clothing that must be pulled over the head.

Bring in a loose fitting baseball cap to wear after surgery.

Although lunch and snacks are provided, please bring any preferred or special dietary food or snacks.

While we have a broad selection of current and classic films, we encourage you to bring your favorite videos and/or DVDs to watch during your surgery. We will be happy to play those for you along with any in our library that you wish to view.

Next Day After Surgery

You will have your first Post-Operative Visit (POV) the next day after your surgery. One of our medical assistants will give you a hair wash and review with you how to care for your newly transplanted hair.

If you are having an FUT strip harvest procedure, a suture removal appointment will be scheduled for you approximately ten days after surgery.

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