When Can I Take Aspirin Before and After Hair Transplant Procedure?May 16th, 2005
Q: I am taking a baby aspirin to prevent heart disease and I heard that I should stop this medication before my hair transplant. How long should I stop for? — G.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL
A: You should discontinue the aspirin 10 days prior to your hair restoration procedure.
Other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) need only be stopped 3 days before the hair transplant.
Both aspirin and other NSAIDs can be resumed three days after surgery.
Here are some resources for before your hair transplant:
Here are some resources for after your hair transplant:
- Otley CC: Preoperative evaluation and management in dermatologic surgery. J Am Acad Dermatol 2006; 54:119-2 [↩]
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Topic: Drugs (Medications)
Tags: After FUE Hair Transplant, After FUT Hair Transplant, Aspirin, Before FUE Hair Transplant, Before FUT Hair Transplant, Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on May 16th, 2005 at 12:37 pm