Hair transplant is a fairly common type of cosmetic surgery. There are countless people in the world who have already had this operation and are satisfied with the results. Although there is a couple of exceptions for the clients with some health conditions; the vast majority of the clients are medically fit for the hair transplant operation.
Some people may be wondering whether their health conditions will allow them to have a hair transplant or not. A large amount of these people are those who suffer from diabetes. As it is one of the most common chronic health conditions. An estimated number of 415 million people around the world are diabetic patients.
Can diabetes interfere with the hair transplant operation?
Diabetes is a health condition that affects the everyday life of the patients. This may be a really tough situation to deal with since there are countless things that the diabetic patients should be careful about. Keeping diabetes under control is very important for diabetic patients if they want to improve their living standards.
Just like every other person, diabetic patients too may be suffering from problems such as hair loss and baldness. About %70 of the time hair loss and baldness is related to genetic factors that are inherited from the family. So they may be considering a hair transplant to find a permanent solution to this issue and wondering if their health condition will allow them to have this operation.
Usually, there is no problem if a diabetic patient goes through a hair transplant operation but there are some important things that they should be aware of before and after they have the surgery.
What should diabetic patients be aware of?
Hair transplant for diabetic patients is possible but they need to be careful about some stuff if they want the hair transplant operation to go smooth without encountering any problems during or after the process.
First of all the diabetic patients must consult their diabetes doctors; tell them about the hair transplant operation that they are planning to have and get approval from their doctors; they need to inform the hair transplant doctor about his condition and the recommendations of his doctors as well. In some extreme situations, you may ask your diabetes doctor and hair transplant doctor to cooperate so that the risk of encountering major problems will be minimal.
You should do a diet before and after the hair transplant operation to keep your diabetes under control. You should follow carefully the diet plan given by your diabetes doctor for avoiding unwanted health problems.
Although there are no major cuts during the hair transplant operation, the wounds from the millimetric incisions made during the process will take some time to heal. The healing process may take longer for the diabetic patients. Sometimes they have to use antibiotics and careful applications to protect the wounds.