2 Comments

  1. Eskimo00
    January 20, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    Hi:

    I am 46 years of age an am seriously considering the FUT method sometime this year. One of my concerns is the post-operative recovery time & approximately how long it will take after the surgery before I can return to work. I know that I can return to work relatively soon, but would like to be able to return to work with the surgey scars, etc., not being detectable.

    If anyone can provide an answer or approximation, it would be sincerely appreciated.

  2. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    January 22, 2013 @ 2:13 am

    Eskimo,

    It really depends on the size of the procedure, type of procedure performed (FUE versus FUT), and the appearance you want to portray when you do return to work.

    However, most hair restoration physicians state that by day 9 or 10, patients who undergo a reasonably sized FUT procedure (i.e. not a 5,000 graft, NW VI transformation) can go back to work confidently. Granted, it may take some forward styling with the existing hair, or some sort of explanation for the frontal redness (if anyone is observant enough to notice), but you can likely return at this point. A lot of patients use the 9 day rule because it allows them to get an HT procedure late in the week and take the following week off work before returning.

    However, keep in mind that some patients aren’t content with waiting only 9 – 10 days, and actually take off several weeks before returning to work.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

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