This below question was asked by a member of our Hair Loss Social Community and Discussion Forums and answered by Janna, the lead medical technician for Coalition hair restoration surgeons Dr. Ron Shapiro and Dr. Paul Shapiro.
I’m undergoing a hair transplant procedure in the near future, and I’m wondering if I should get a haircut before surgery? Is it best to “shave” my head? How short should it be cut?
I think it’s a good idea to cut your hair short but not shaved so that it’ll match with the post-operative shaved top.
The sides and back just need to be long enough to cover over the staples/sutures (in follicular unit transplantation/FUT cases). The ideal length will vary from patient to patient depending on their density in the back and sides. We have a hair stylist onsite, so many of our patients get a trim to match up the sides to the top a day or two after surgery.
Blake – aka Future_HT_Doc
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