View Full Version : Sleeping after surgery?

03-12-2010, 07:42 AM
I involuntary turned over onto the side of my head the night after an FUE procedure. I woke up with a fair amount of blood on the pillow and on the side of my face. Is this a risk to harming any grafts as I had some temple work done and fear I might have turned over onto that area? Thank you

03-12-2010, 11:19 AM
You might be totally fine but I'm afraid it's a possibility as the first sign of damaged grafts will be blood or oozing. If any have popped out, they will be laying flat. It might be hard to tell if this is the case in the temple region because the grafts planted there are generally only single hairs.

Is there any way you can go back to your doctor to have him or her check?

03-12-2010, 12:42 PM
I think the blood was from the donor area and I had rolled over in it. From close inspection it does not appear that any of the grafts are flattened, so hopefully it will be ok. I will leave it a day and see how it looks. Thank you for the response

Dr. Glenn Charles
03-18-2010, 07:52 PM
If you lost any grafts you would have most likely seen them on the pillow. They would have looked like little dried up pieces of rice. It can never hurt to have the doctor take a quick peak at the grafted area to give you peace of mind. If you are to far a way maybe some good close up photos would do the job.

03-19-2010, 02:07 AM
Hey Dr Charles, there was nothing like you described so looks like its all good!! Thanks