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Ok to diet after a hair transplant?

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I'm two months post op and wondered if it's safe to go on a diet, will it affect graft growth?


I've put on 11 pounds since my operation and if i keep going on like this i'll be the size of a house by the end of the year :eek: I think having time off work and not going out much has had a bad effect and I want to get into shape but is diet and exercise a good idea at this stage?


I've got into the habit of staying in with a tub of Ben & Jerrys rather than socialising or going to the gym as i'm in the ugly duckling phase and don't feel like it atm :P Any advice?

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Dieting is likely just fine, but you may want to call your physician and make sure you are supplementing all vitamins needed for healthy hair growth.


Good luck!

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All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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CK31- Oops I know the feeling a little as I have also not been exercising since my surgery and have gained some weight. You should be exercising by now running or cycling or general gym work. If you had strip you should avoid lifting heavy weights for a couple more months but lower weights and more repetition and you will be fine.


As for eating healthy yes start this now as sitting in eating a tub of Ben and Jerrys ( i did it too) is going to make you feel like crap. Its easy to get stuck in a rut with the over eating and not going out. Time to make a change now!


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As long as it's a sensible diet of healthy meals, you should be able to diet anytime. Crash diet would be a no, no. As Dr. Charles states, you should be exercising now.

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