What are the risks of hair transplantation?

The hair transplant surgery should be performed only by a doctor or licensed hair care professional working within their scope of practice. Hygienic hospital environment and a professional and experienced hair transplantation team are necessary for natural-looking and long-lasting results.
In hair transplant, as in any surgical procedure, infections may occur. Excessive bleeding and scars may be caused by the tension, but these problems can be solved. In order to prevent these postoperative problems, Medicana team gives the patient some medicines and creams.

When the postoperative hair loss progresses, an unnatural, “patchy” appearance may occur, especially if the newly planted hair is located next to the hair follicles continue to thin. In this case, additional surgery may be required.

Complications of hair transplant surgery

All surgery carries some degree of risk. Some of the possible complications of hair transplant include:

  • surgical risks such as bleeding or infection
  • scars that may be severe, raised or itchy
  • nerve damage, including permanent loss of sensation
  • death of the skin grafts
  • tissue death along the wound
  • further surgery to treat complications.


There are other risks that may occur according to the specifics of the person. For example, your medical history or lifestyle may put you at increased risk of certain complications. You should consult to your surgeon for more information.

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