Although hair transplant is a minimally invasive surgery, it also requires preparation before carrying out, like any other medical procedure. Before the transplantation, the doctor examines the patient, takes the necessary analysis and tests, makes a diagnosis and only on the basis of all these data sets the date of the surgery. So let’s take a look at what analysis of hair transplantation need to be taken before procedure?
The first stage of preparation
Preparation for hair transplant surgery begins with a preliminary consultation with a doctor at the clinic. For patients living abroad, the HAIRPOL clinic provides a free online video consultation service. During the first consultation, the doctor
- conducts an external examination;
- clarifies the patient’s main complaints;
- collects anamnesis;
- makes a preliminary diagnosis;
- determines the approximate amount of donor material (hair grafts) required for transplantation and its availability.
Also, during the consultation, the doctor will draw up an approximate transplant plan and form the future front hair line. This will make it possible not to visualize the future result, but also to more accurately determine the number of grafts needed. The last stage of consultation is the appointment of the date of the surgery.
Analysis of hair transplantation before surgery
To obtain complete information about the state of the patient’s body, the doctor conducts not only an examination, but also performs all the necessary analysis. As a rule, before the hair transplant procedure, the patient needs to take a blood test (clinical, for HIV, for syphilis, for hepatitis B, C), as well as tests to determine the presence of allergic reactions to anesthetics.
In some cases, additional tests can be done: the presence of high blood pressure and increased bleeding. These factors increase the risk of complications during hair transplantation. However, if the patient is young and has no health problems, this test is not necessary.
Based on the results of the analysis of hair transplantation, the doctor can identify absolute or relative contraindications for the surgery. Based on all the data, the doctor selects an effective hair transplant method in a particular case (perhaps prescribes a combination of them) and draws up a plan of surgical measures. Also, as part of the preparation for hair transplant, the doctor provides recommendations that the patient must follow before the due date of the surgery.