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Can you destroy grafts by pressure?

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Hi guys,
Hope it is transplant paranoia again. But 11 days post op I was patting my recipient area dry. And I noticed that I actually accidentally applied a lot of pressure on my recipient area with my hands since it felt so healed. Is it possible to crush the grafts like this? I am afraid I ruined it all now ☹️:(. I know they are anchored after 10ish days and can't be pulled out. But I am talking about applying pressure and crush them against the scalp.

Hope you guys can help me out with this one..

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Grafts are safely anchored in to the scalp past 9 days.

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2 hours ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

Grafts are safely anchored in to the scalp past 9 days.

So you think I didn't squash them against my scalp ? Like for example you get hit by a ball on the skull, can't you crush them against the scalp bone?

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Typically the first 3 days post op are critical.  In 7-9 days all pretty much returns to normal.  If you hit your head accidentally, you're hitting the outer wall and should have no affect on the transplants.  

If you pull a graft the day of the procedure, you would bleed profusely.  but it's only one graft.  If you had 2500 grafts I doubt anyone could see the difference.  (And, why would you do that?)

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Very doubtful that you did any damage as the follicles are imbedded into the dermis layer and as others have said, you are beyond 7 days post-op.


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On 8/2/2019 at 10:10 PM, Catdogman said:

Hi guys,
Hope it is transplant paranoia again. But 11 days post op I was patting my recipient area dry. And I noticed that I actually accidentally applied a lot of pressure on my recipient area with my hands since it felt so healed. Is it possible to crush the grafts like this? I am afraid I ruined it all now ☹️:(. I know they are anchored after 10ish days and can't be pulled out. But I am talking about applying pressure and crush them against the scalp.

Hope you guys can help me out with this one..

You're fine. 😉

 

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