Okay all, I am debating whether or not shave my head completely before surgery or not, what do you think? I don't want a weird bald spot from the surgery that can't be covered with my hair and I know I'm not going to want anyone touching my head after surgery for a while. So, "To shave or not to shave?", that is the question. LOL
I wouldn't shave your entire head. I have a lot of hair, and it's way past my shoulders. With my hair down, you couldn't see the shaved part. It was nice having less hair to style/manage. It is taking longer to grow back then I expected. It's still not the same length as the rest of my hair, but its getting there. it's been 19 months.
Why don't you want anyone touching your hair after surgery?
I would talk to your dr first and see how much he or she generally shaves. I was expecting a lot to be shaved, but my dr just shaved a little strip for both incisions. I had the stitches removed tuesday and the pa had a hard time figuring out the stitches from the hair because its grown back so fast. Hope this helps and good luck with the surgery.
don't shave your head!!!!! lol!! dr. h take only what he has too. which is about the width of a razor, maybe slightly more...and it's about 3 inches long. if you have short hair, it will grow back to full lenght very quickly. if it's longer, it will completly cover the incision. your hair shouldn't bother the incision at all. to be honest with you, it's really not all that bad....the worst part is as it heals, it itches! lol no worries, penny. you will be fine. everyone here will be praying for you and i know your family will too, so you are in great hands! : )
I just had surgery on Sept. 27th. My hair was just below my ears. My doctor shaved just a line on the back of my head and the rest of my hair covers it up. Do not shave your head - winter is on the way
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.