If you are considering getting a hair transplant, you should do your research about the FUE hair transplant recovery timeline and hair transplant aftercare. The procedure itself, the magic underpinning the operation, the recovery period, and the things you should and should not do are the major variables that you should be aware of before undergoing surgery. As there are dos and don’ts before a hair transplant, there are things to avoid after the surgery as well, such as exercising or having a sexual relationship.
You sweat during sex because you move around a lot like you are exercising, which might hurt the fragile hair follicles that attach to the scalp. So, you should avoid engaging in strenuous activities such as sex. Hormones released during sex, moreover, raise blood pressure. That is, you may have bleeding problems that impede your recuperation and jeopardize the overall outcome of the operation. Overall, avoiding sex is suggested since it may increase protein loss, resulting in a disturbed healing process. But how long after hair transplant are grafts secure enough to have sex? Typically, within 7 or 10 days grafts become secure. So you could have sexual intercourse after 10 days.
Many patients want to know if masturbation affects transplanted hair the same way it affects native hair. The correct response to this question is no. It is recommended to avoid any movement that puts pressure on the scalp. The main reasons for the prohibition of sexual intercourse after hair transplantation are as follows: because the scalp is very thin, it has a sensitive structure, and it is strongly discouraged to have sexual intercourse after hair transplantation, as sweating after the operation will affect the hair follicles. Masturbation is thus a more secure alternative. Masturbation after surgery is a sensitive subject that most patients dread bringing up. But when done in a safe position without harming the follicles that were transplanted, masturbation is not a big problem for patients. Overall, masturbation is a much safer option than sex after a hair transplant surgery.
Before the operation, various rules must be followed. Your doctor will give you the exact guideline you will need to follow. Blood thinners, smoking, and alcohol should be avoided for at least one week before the procedure. However, having sexual relations is typically not an issue before the hair transplant.
Sexual intercourse might be resumed after at least 7 days of the transplantation procedure. Heavy activity, perspiration, and scalp pressure might harm the donor region and lengthen the healing period. Therefore, make sure you do not have sexual intercourse before 7 days post-operation.
Hair transplant operations are complicated and create a lot of questions in patients’ minds. The Asmed team is here to answer all your questions and make your concerns go away. If you are not sure about how to proceed with the guideline given to you by your doctor or want to learn more about the FUE hair transplant procedure and its aftermath, contact the Asmed professionals today for online consultation!