Should I have my hair cut before hair transplant surgery?- Hair Transplant FAQs

It is not necessary for the hair to be cut prior to the transplant surgery. FUT surgeries require the removal of a small strip from the scalp. If patients wish to hide this scar, the hairs surrounding the donor site must be at least 2 centimetres in length.

Generally, hair transplant surgeons will cut or shave the hair during the transplant procedure. The donor sites must be shaved in order to precisely remove the hair follicles via FUT or FUE procedures.

Due to the inability of patients to predict the length of hair necessary for the hair transplant procedures, it is best to refrain from cutting the hair prior to surgery.

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