Hair transplant surgery can make you feel better about your image or can make you look younger but sometimes it can also be life-threatening. A recent case has proved it in all aspects. Hair transplant is the type of surgery in an empty area with no hair is filled with hair by the dermatological surgeon.
Like any surgery, this also has some kind of risk associated with it. In a recent case, a 43-year-old businessman in Mumbai died 50 hours after undergoing a hair transplant surgery at a private hospital.
According to the report, businessman Shrawan Kumar Chaudhary on Friday faced breathing difficulty and swellings on his face and throat. He was brought to Hiranandani Hospital in Powai, Maharashtra. Doctors told that he had an anaphylactic shock (severe life-threatening reaction) caused by painkillers or drugs. He couldn’t be revived and passed away on Saturday morning.
The report added that he was implanted with 9,500 hair grafts in a procedure that lasted over 15 hours. Although an inquiry has been initiated, doctors who treated him claimed the death was likely caused by a severe allergic reaction.
Complications associated with hair transplant
Like any surgery, hair transplants have some risks and complications that include bleeding and infection. People who’ve had a hair transplant done may develop swelling of the scalp, bruising around the eyes, itching, pain, numbness or lack of sensation on the treated areas of the scalp, shock loss, inflammation or infection of the hair follicles, also called folliculitis. The side effects of a hair transplant are minor and go in a few days. Antibiotics and compresses can help provide relief from these problems but before getting the surgery done it is very important to consult the doctor.