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Pregnant Breastfeeder Hair Transplant

Why Is Hair Transplant For Pregnant And Breastfeeding Women Not Recommended?

Hair loss is common in pregnant and breastfeeding women due to hormonal changes taking place in the body at the time of pregnancy. Many women are therefore keen to restore their hair as soon as possible after pregnancy or even during one of the stages of maternity. However, expert surgeons at top hair clinics such as SHIFT Hair Transplant advise pregnant and breastfeeding women against undergoing transplantation. Find out why hair transplant for pregnant and breastfeeding women is not recommendable.

Risk of Infection

Following a hair transplant, some women may suffer from cases of infection. Although this is a rare occurrence, and may only affect one in every thousand patients, it is not impossible. Antibiotics are useful for treating such cases, but it is still best to avoid infection during pregnancy, for the health of the mother as well as the unborn baby. Furthermore, some types of antibiotics can enter the breast milk and risk the health or even life of babies.


Cysts generally occur when implanted hair follicles push deeper and deeper into the skin layers and cause damage. These cysts usually look like lumps the size of pimples, and they will typically not pose any harm. However, it is best to seek medical treatment rather than ignoring them. Although cysts generally disappear on their own, they can be discomforting for pregnant women or new mothers. This is another reason why hair transplant in Turkey during or immediately after pregnancy is not a good idea.


It is common to experience itchiness after a hair transplant. However, failing to address this problem quickly can lead to it worsening and making patients uncomfortable. Itching mainly occurs as a result of the development of scabs on the crown. Although it is possible to treat this with special moisturising oils or regular shampooing, dermatologists and surgeons do not typically recommend hair transplant for pregnant and breastfeeding women.


In very unusual cases, a hair transplant in Turkey can give rise to the rare condition of persistent bleeding. Patients can normally expect to see some bleeding, and exerting pressure can often stop this blood loss. However, additional stitching is recommendable in cases of persistent bleeding.


As many people are aware, some types of medication used during or after pregnancy can interfere with the success of a hair transplantation. This means that pregnant women or new mothers can expect some obstacles to the success of their hair transplant in Turkey. This is true even when expert surgeons at top hair clinics such as SHIFT Hair Transplant conduct the operation.

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