The recovery period after an FUE hair transplant is essential for positive results. In fact, the first weeks of this recovery period will impact the end result of the hair transplant. This is the main reason why it’s crucial that patients follow the after care instructions and recommendations given by their surgeon.
There are always certain Do’s and Don’ts that patients should pay attention to after going through an FUE hair transplant. One of the main DONT’s is exercise. Patients are mainly concerned with the amount of time they won’t be able to perform any physical activity.
Many patients will be able to exercise 2 weeks after their surgery as recommended by Dr. Cortez. The following is a timeline that shows which physical activity is allowed based on the weeks of recovery:
It’s important to add that if the patient decides to practice any form of light exercise after the first 5 days of recovery, they should do it indoors so that they can avoid any kind of exposure to the sun. Only after the first 2 weeks will they be able to exercise outdoors. Moreover, patients are all different and some may heal faster or slower, therefore they must keep in touch with their surgeon to figure out when they can safely start exercising.
If patients decide to exercise immediately after their surgery they will most likely face some problems, such as:
An important reminder: Patients must follow all the instructions given by their surgeon, this will help reduce any risks or side-effects. If the patient notices any problems during their recovery they should contact their surgeon immediately.