Diet after a Hair Transplant Surgery

All of us love a head full of healthy and luxuriant hair. However, in spite of taking care and following all tips for healthy hair, some people experience hair fall. It could be due to excessive exposure to UV rays, pollution, harsh climate, diseases, deficiencies or genetic factors. While some people who have started balding accept it gracefully, many others feel socially awkward and have low self-esteem.

 Now there are umpteen techniques to grow back your bountiful hair and the best among them is hair transplant surgery. This surgery is relatively safe, easy but takes many hours to be performed. You have to consult a good dermatologist who will do thorough check-up and decide whether surgery is required. Then you will be referred to a hair transplant specialist who will explain the process and educate about how to take care of the hair before and after surgery. There are many efficient surgeons who do hair transplant in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other metros.

Hair specialists recommend special nutrition which will help in growing back the hair after surgery. The American Academy of Dermatology says that it takes upto 6 months to grow back new hair which looks natural. Taking proper care post-surgery will not only speed up the process but will also show successful results of the surgery. So if have you decided to go in for the surgery, read the following tips for diet which will help you:


Zinc deficiency causes severe hair loss. Zinc is an important mineral which helps in many body functions like tissue repair, cell multiplication, collagen formation, synthesis of proteins, maintaining hormone balance and also helps in optimum absorption of various minerals and vitamins into the cells. Hence incorporating zinc into the diet is very important after a hair transplant surgery. Foods rich in zinc are seafood, spinach, legumes, seeds like flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds,watermelon seeds, oysters, garlic, beans, peanuts, brown rice, peas etc.

Vitamin B Complex

This group of vitamins is essential in building hair structure and assists in its growth. These vitamins also help in metabolism of protein and fats and in clotting and healing of wounds. Vitamin B complex sources include milk, fish, seafood, beans, leafy green vegetables, soya bean, bananas, avocados, broccoli, nuts cheese etc.

Doctors recommend taking Vitamin B supplements because all types of vitamin B nutrients are not found in most foods.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E has antioxidant properties and assists the skin in healing after damaged. It also reduces scars and that’s why vitamin E oil should be applied on the surgical area. Foods rich in Vitamin E are oils like sunflower oil, safflower oil, soya bean oil, nuts like hazel nuts, almonds, peanuts, leafy vegetables like broccoli, spinach etc.


Iron improves hair texture, accelerates flow of nutrients and oxygen to the scalp and hair roots and increases immunity. Post hair transplant the body needs to have great immunity to combat infections. Hence a diet rich in iron is very essential to have better results of hair transplant. Iron rich foods are jaggery, peanuts, green leafy vegetables, tofu, beans, lentils, whole grain breads, etc.

Other than the above mentioned diet, you have to eat vegetables, fruits and wholegrains for complete nourishment and speed up healing process. Drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated.

Avoid fast foods, sugary treats, fatty foods and smoking.

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