Hair Transplant Alcohol Risk
What is the Alcohol Risk on Hair Transplant?
When it comes to a hair transplant, a certain level of preoperative preparation is important. As with any surgical process, patients should avoid using medication or alcohol for the seven days leading up to the surgery. Surgeons recommend abstaining from alcohol for a variety of reasons. Here you can find out more about some of the major risks of drinking alcohol before a hair transplant in Turkey.
Alcohol Increases Inflammation
Consuming alcohol causes the veins to dilate, which in turn makes the head swell. As alcohol also dehydrates the body, the head has to retain the water that remains in it. This is why a person’s head can bloat after a big night of drinking with friends. Alcohol-related swelling can compromise the benefits of surgery, reduce the pace of healing and delay the growth of new hair.
Alcohol Increases Bleeding
Keep in mind that patients should follow any invasive operation in clinics such as SHIFT Hair Transplant with a proper recuperation period. Alcohol can impede this process as it makes the blood thinner and therefore puts patients at a higher risk of bleeding after the operation. This, in turn, means that the recovery time will be longer.
Alcohol Makes People More Vulnerable to Pain
Although many people drink alcohol in an effort to reduce pain, this is not so effective after a hair transplant procedure. Drinking alcohol can actually reduce the effect of analgesic medications. This can also mean that the effects of the pain-relief medication will not continue for the desired amount of time. When alcohol interacts with certain pharmaceutical products, it can also lead to a loss of coordination, fainting, drowsiness, headaches, vomiting and nausea, among other adverse effects.
Alcohol Increases Certain Health Risks
Alcohol also puts patients at risk of respiratory difficulties, internal bleeding and cardiac problems. Consuming one or two alcoholic beverages in the seven days prior to the operation increases the risk of intra-operative bleeding. It also has a negative impact on the conditions for the occurrence of grafts, meaning that it is best to avoid it altogether.
Alcohol Dehydrates the Skin
Alcohol interferes with the hormone that controls the amount of urine that the body passes. For every shot of drink that a person takes, their kidneys will produce four times more urine than in normal circumstances. This leads to the flushing of more water than usual, causing drier skin and dehydration. Many expert surgeons at SHIFT Hair Transplant clinic recommend patients to abstain from alcohol for a minimum of two weeks before and after hair transplant in Turkey. However, this interval will vary depending on the type of transplantation that will take place.