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Pre-Operative Instructions

Hair Loss Treatment Options

We advise patients to attend a pre operative appointment prior to surgery, this allows the nursing team to do the following:

  • Design planning
  • Assessment of your donor hair
  • Medical assessment

These are all important aspects in preparation for hair transplant surgery with HRBR. Please bring a list of any medications you are taking to this appointment.

This appointment will provide you the opportunity to discuss your surgery in more detail, any questions you may have will be answered. All instructions relating to your surgery will be given at this appointment.

Prior to surgery patients should do the following:

  • Keep 2-3 cm length in your hair prior to the surgery, this will ensure the stitches will be hidden post operatively
  • Commence flexibility exercises 1 month before, please see HRBR website for instructions – Scalp Massage
  • Stop using Regaine 3 days before
  • If you are taking aspirin please stop it 2 weeks before. You may need to consult your GP or Cardiologist before doing so
  • Please stop taking any vitamins and supplements 1 week before
  • Start using Tea-Tree shampoo 1 week before your surgery. This is available in all pharmacies and any brand of tea tree shampoo is suitable
  • A pre-medication of allopurinol 300mg and valium 5mg should be taken the evening before your surgery. This is normally provided to you at your pre operative appointment, however you may need to collect this pre-med during office hours if you have not attended your pre-operative appointment
  • Do not drink alcohol for 48 hours before your surgery
  • Eat a substantial breakfast before you arrive
  • Please read your consent form before you attend for surgery
  • Please contact the nursing staff with any queries you have

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