View Full Version : Swelling on 4th day..Pls respond..Thanks!

03-12-2011, 11:20 PM
Hi..I just had hair transplant surgery on 4 days ago with Dr Powlinga who works with Dr Beehner in Saratoga..The staff was great, the surgery went well(1,600 graffs..4,000 hairs) and other than initial shot was surprisingly painless!..we talked some about post surgery..they said that there might be swelling on the 3rd or 4th day..Other than some significant itching at night which i understand is normal, I thought it was going very well and was going to get away without swelling..Not so lucky!

I have some significant swelling above & around the top of my nose and especially in my eyes..Not horrible..just looks like bad alllergies, or like ive been punched!..eyes are half shut..a little panicky but decided that won't help!..I ve taking Predizone daily for last 3 days, tylenol(allergic to advil) and used iced on forehead and eyes..in reading, I am reasurred its a normal part of the process for some..

Question Being: The Dr said to go with Icing the swollen area..I have also read that it is good to use a warm/hot wash cloth on swollen area..Which works better and what has your experience been..how long did it last? Thanks!

03-16-2011, 05:25 PM
Your swelling sounds very normal to me. I think most doctors would recommend icing the area, but the swelling should only last for a few days. I would not worry about it.

Dr. Glenn Charles
03-20-2011, 08:24 PM
Not to much you can do to at this point. It sounds like you are experiencing normal post operative swelling. Whether you ice it, heat it, or do nothing gravity will take its course and the welling will dissipate within a few days. Hang in there it goes away and before you know it you will be getting some new hair growth and you will forget all about the swelling.

03-31-2011, 03:32 AM
Hi hair4ever

Have you tried wearing a sweat band, this helped me a great deal. I had my HT about 6 weeks ago and now my grafts have almost fallen off, I even have created a site to share my experience, hairtransplantstories dot co dot uk....have a read no my story and u will see me wearing a sweat band.

Just hang in there hair4ever, after a week of so, your head will be back to normal.