How long before a patient can return to the gym after a hair transplant?
The patient can typically return to the gym after five to seven days. They can continue light exercise as soon as two days after the procedure. Heavy lifting is not recommended for at least five to seven days in the case of a strip procedure because pressure in certain places can add tension to the sutures in the donor area which can lead to a wider scar so it is important that the patient closely follow the surgeon’s postoperative instructions to make sure that their results come out as well as they possibly can.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS