Pre Operation Instructions

Pre-transplant Care

It is critical to prepare yourself for a flawless hair transplant surgery. That’s the reason why Dr. Kalia has made his set of pre-operative hair transplant instructions absolutely public. No matter where you go for hair transplant, it is important that you follow the given instructions most diligently:

  • On the day of your surgery, take a shower and wash your hair thoroughly with a normal shampoo
  • Do not use any kind of hairsprays, serums, conditioners or any other hair product
  • Have a good, nutritious and healthy breakfast
  • If at all you smoke, it is highly recommended not to smoke for 24 hours prior to the surgery
  • If you drink, do not intake any alcohol for 24 hours prior to the surgery
  • Do not wear tight necked apparels that are difficult to pull over the head, a buttoned shirt or a zipper is most recommended

Have the following Medication according to the prescribed schedule (don’t miss put on checking allergies):

  • Tab Augmentin Duo (Antibiotic): Thrice in a day for 3 days post surgery
  • Tab Combiflam (Pain Killer): Thrice in a day for 3 days post surgery
  • Tab Prednisolone (10 mg, Swelling Reducing Drug): Three times in a day for two days, Two times in a day for next two days, Once in a day for next two days

*This treatment is purely prescribed to prevent forehead oedema.

*Remember that you normally do not have to take this medicine if the surgery only affects the vertex.

Blood Analysis

It is highly important to have done a blood analysis test (for Hepatitis B, C and HIV). Ideally, Dr. Kalia recommends and requests to receive the test reports at least 2 days before the surgery – in hard or soft copy according to your convenience.

Other points to note:

  • Keep the copy of Post transplant care handy with you carefully, which you would receive duly on the day of surgery
  • As the first few hours of the surgery are most crucial, you should not be touching the transplanted grafts at all
  • A visit on the next day of the surgery is highly recommended
  • Stop taking multi-vitamins, vitamins B or E from one week before your surgery as they augment bleeding
  • Stop taking aspirin, any other anti-inflammatory or herbals medication from one week before the surgery
  • Stop using Minoxidil two weeks prior to surgery
  • If you take antidepressant, anticoagulant or beta blocker, please inform the doctor well in advance

You absolutely don’t have to worry as Dr. Kalia takes good care of just everything and also sends automatic telephonic, mail or calendar alarms as reminders for every essential step. All the best for your surgery! You are almost there to meet your new self.