Plastic Surgeon Questions Hair transplant

Does a hair transplant hurt?

I want to have a hair transplant for my baldness, but this procedure usually hurt? And will it hurt me after I have the transplant?

3 Answers

There is usually mild discomfort associated with a hair transplant procedure. The discomfort depends if it’s FUE or Strip Method.
There is usually some discomfort in the first several days following the transpant
There are two types of surgical procedures for hair transplants Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Both procedures are fairly comfortable. Most doctors give sedation during the procedure and in my experience, many of my patients only want Tylenol after the procedure even when offered something more for pain like Lortab. With FUT, many patients describe the sutures to be “itchy” and a “tight” sensation, but not painful and they only stay on 7-10 days, with patients finding relief as soon as they are removed.
I hope this answers your questions.