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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Time Off Work

By Dr. Raymond Konior on December 13, 2016

A man smiling because his hair looks great after follicular unit extractionAt Chicago Hair Institute, Dr. Raymond Konior and his team believe that the key to establishing healthy, trusting relationships with patients is to be honest and direct in all communications from the very beginning. From the initial consultation to the final follow-up appointment, Dr. Konior answers all questions and addresses all concerns with candor and the utmost respect for the patient. When discussing follicular unit extraction, or FUE, with potential candidates for the procedure, he advises them openly of its benefits and risks, as well as what to expect before, during, and after treatment.

One of the most commonly asked questions by patients who are interested in undergoing follicular unit extraction is how much time they will need to take off work after the procedure. In discussing follicular unit extraction and time off work during consultations at his Chicago, IL hair loss clinic, Dr. Konior takes several factors into account, presenting multiple scenarios to the patient. It is ultimately then up to the patient to decide what is in his or her best interests.

To find out whether FUE is the right hair replacement option in your particular case, please schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Raymond Konior at Chicago Hair Institute today.

How Much Time Should You Take Off Work after Undergoing FUE?

This may at first appear to be a straightforward question; however, in reality, it is not. The actual question at issue is how much time can you take off work after undergoing follicular unit extraction? If you can afford to take a couple of weeks to lounge around the house or even get away for a relaxing, non-strenuous vacation, then by all means do so. Is it necessary to take that amount of time away from work for medical reasons, however? No, it is not.

In general, hair transplant surgery is a relatively minor surgical procedure in terms of the effects it has on the body. This is particularly true of follicular unit extraction, which, unlike follicular unit transplantation (FUT), does not require the removal of a strip of tissue. The FUE method is minimally invasive, with little in the way of tissue trauma. While it is a good idea to take a day or two off after FUE, most people are able to return to work the day after surgery if they:

  • Have a non-strenuous job that does not require much in the way of physical activity or the wearing of a hard hat
  • Are careful to protect their heads from trauma of any sort
  • Understand that, unless they wear a loose-fitting baseball cap to work, the fact that they have undergone hair transplant surgery will be quite apparent for about two weeks after the fact

For patients who can spare only a day or two away from work, it is a good idea to schedule the surgery toward the end of the week so that their days off are extended by the weekend.

Learn More about Follicular Unit Extraction and Time Off Work

To learn more about FUE and time off work, please contact Chicago Hair Institute today.

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