i had a hair transplant 19 days ago and in the recipient area there is still a great amount of redness and swelling. I have been following my postoperative instructions verbatim. I’ve been attached to an ice bag for the last two days and the area feels very hot. Do you know what may have happened? What should I do at this point?
Swelling post-op from a hair transplant is a normal side effect and typically starts a few days after the procedure lasting only for a few days. Redness in the recipient area, on the other hand can last up to a few months but improves over time – going from a red to a pink color and finally back to normal color.
At 19 days it is not typical that to be experiencing anymore swelling. Any elongated side effects such as swelling or other areas of concern should be reported to your hair transplant doctor as soon as possible. They will be able to to determine what is going on and ensure that you do not have any kind of infections.
I hope this helps.