Question: I am 36 years old, male and would love a hair transplant. I am a landscaper so I am outdoors all day. I wear a hat but the problem is that I sweat a lot. After my hair transplant, will sweating profusely affect the grafts? How long would you recommend that I stay off work?
Answer: Most patients are able to return to work within a few days of a hair transplant. The main reason that patients delay return to work is because the hair grafts and stitches can be visible. Most hair transplant surgeons permit their patients to wear a loose-fitting hat/cap after the surgery, and this helps disguise the area. Sweating would not impact the success of or recovery from the transplant. It is important to keep the area clean, and patients are typically permitted to shower within a few days of the surgery.