Before the procedure

Before The Procedure

When you have taken your decision, we will set a date for the operation together.
A clearly explained consent form will be sent to you at the latest two weeks before the operation; it must be signed and transmitted to the clinic before the day of the operation.

It will cover the general rules as well as the operational plan concerning you, that is, the summary of the decisions taken relating to the general strategy and the area to be covered.

Pre-operative instructions:

  • Stop taking vitamin E for three weeks before surgery
  • Stop taking acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) one week before
  • Stop drinking alcohol one week before
  • Any other drug that may increase bleeding must be stopped one week prior to the intervention: Sintrom, plavix,
  • Shampoo the night before and morning of surgery
  • Blood test with a complete formula, serology test HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C. Serology performed will allow us to take special precautions including appropriate treatment under the advice of the virologist in charge of the patient. It also helps protect the team by prophylactic treatment immediately in case of accidental exposure.
  • The personal and family history are also very important to prevent any potential problems related to surgery and check any contraindications to surgery.

Just Before the intervention

  • Valium – benzodiazepines: a benzodiazepine will be given half an hour before the intervention to reduce patient anxiety and thereby reduce the dose of anaesthetic to be administered. We thus avoid the toxic effects sometimes observed during the injection of large doses of anaesthetic.
  • Paracetamol will also be taken by the patient in order to reduce the discomfort caused by the initial injection of anaesthetic.
  • Local anaesthesia:
    – Donor site (WAS): injection below the surface to be withdrawn; the dose will depend on the pain sensitivity threshold of each patient. During a FUE, anaesthesia will be phased according to the surface to be sampled. Sometimes an occipital block is needed (anaesthesia of a major occipital nerve trunk to reduce the number of local injections).
    – Recipient area (FUT and FUE) injection along the hairline and / or around the area to cover to make any surface insensitive; the dose will vary from one individual to another. A supraorbital block can also be used to reduce local injections.
During the surgery, sometimes it might become necessary to increase the anaesthesia sporadically. If it becomes repetitive, a trunk block may be necessary.

Pre operative instructions MDK