Can I do swimming after hair transplant surgery?

Oct 24, 2019 | By Dr. Sangay Bhutia (Hair Transplant Doctor in Delhi, NCR, India)

Although fue hair transplant is associated with faster healing and less recovery time but still one has to be very careful during the early postoperative period. Generally, there are very fewer restrictions when one undergoes hair transplant using fue technique but there are certain activities which one should hold until the doctor gives a go-ahead. Some of these activities are heavy weight lifting, strenuous exercise, swimming, etc.

One should restrict swimming in the early period and should avoid it for the initial 4 to 6 weeks.

Swimming in sea beach or ocean should be avoided as the sea and ocean contain numerous pollutants nowadays and also various types of proteins from sea animal which may cause harm to the delicate transplanted follicles in the early period and also cause an increased chance of infection in transplant area. In chlorinated water like in the swimming pool, the content of the chlorin and other chemicals can harm the hair grafts so one should try to stay out of the swimming activity be it on the beach or ocean or swimming pool.

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