Pre-Operative Instructions

Please note the following:

  • Do NOT drive on your treatment day. You will be given a sedative, and not be fit to drive afterwards.
  • Do NOT take any aspirin or aspirin-containing products for 7 days prior to your procedure.
  • Do NOT drink alcohol for 48 hours prior to your procedure.
  • Do NOT cut your hair short – leave it as long as possible as it makes planning for the procedure easier.
  • Do NOT wear a T-shirt or clothing that must be pulled over your head. Wear a buttoned shirt or top.
  • Do NOT use Minoxidil or Regaine for 7 days prior to surgery.
  • Do NOT take any herbal products or vitamins for 7 days prior to surgery.
  • DO HAVE something to eat – normal breakfast within 2 hours or less of your appointment time.
  • DO WASH your hair of any sprays or cosmetics prior to coming to the clinic.
  • DO INFORM us of any changes to your health or medications
  • DO TAKE all your regular medications as normal except for the ones we asked you to stop

 

Post-Operative Instructions

Please be aware of the following post-operative measures:

  • You will need to sleep using 2 or 3 pillows for the first 3 nights.
  • You may need to use an ice pack (or bag of frozen peas) near the grafted area for the first 3 days.
  • You will need to avoid strenuous physical activity for one week after surgery e.g. sex, jogging, sport, gym, fast stair climbing, etc.
  • We will supply you with a hat to cover your head. You may bring your own hat, head cover or hoodie if it is loose fitting. Women may prefer to bring a scarf or bandana.
  • You should NOT use any cosmetics other than shampoo on your scalp for 5 days after surgery.

Full detailed instructions including hair washing will be supplied to you after surgery.

 

General Information

You should expect to be at the clinic for most of the day.

  • Mobile phones and tablets must be switched off in the operating room. You will be able to check for messages during your lunch break.
  • Normally we would provide you with lunch. Unfortunately, due to the circumstances surrounding Covid-19 currently, we ask you to bring your own lunch. This is due to the closure of most local food outlets around the clinic, but also to minimise our staff’s exit and re-entry into the premises. We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience. However, we will be delighted to offer you snack bars, fruit juices and bottled water throughout the day.
  • On the day of surgery please do not bring anyone with you into the building. Due to Covid-19 measures, there is no waiting area for companions, and they will not be allowed to enter the building. If a driver or companion is collecting you afterwards, they will need to wait outside.
  • Please bring as few belongings with you as possible.
  • There is a toilet next to the surgery room for use when needed
  • If you are more than one-hour travel from the clinic, we would recommend that you stay in a local hotel prior to the day of your treatment. We strongly recommend that you book your accommodation well in advance of your surgery to guarantee a room.
  • In view of COVID-19 restrictions, many hotels are requesting proof that you are NOT a leisure traveller. Please let us know if you need a letter from us to this effect.
  • If your surgery is taking place at our Manchester clinic, we currently have an arrangement and a corporate rate with Roomzzz Aparthotels (https://www.roomzzz.com/locations/manchester-city) who have two establishments within walking distance to our Manchester clinic. Let us know and we can supply you with the corporate rate code.

 

Treatment Fees Terms & Conditions

  • A deposit of £2000 (1-day surgery) or £4000 (2 days surgery) (set-up fee) is required upon making your surgery appointment. This must be received within 10 days of our written confirmation; otherwise your appointment cannot be guaranteed. Card payments can be taken over the phone.
  • The balance of your fee must be settled BEFORE your actual treatment. In view of covid-19 and to reduce paperwork and contact on the day, please settle your balance prior to your surgery date if possible.
  • You can pay the balance by any of the following methods: Cash, Bank Transfer, All Major Credit and Charge Cards, All Major Debit Cards including Maestro/Switch, Building Society Cheque or Bankers Draft.
  • Personal and credit card cheques can only be accepted if received at our Manchester office at least 10 working days before your actual treatment date, or by prior agreement in writing.

REFUNDS:

  • Any fees paid are fully refundable if you cancel or change your surgery date no less than 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
  • If you cancel or change your surgery date within less than 2 weeks of your appointment, we will charge or retain £1000.
  • If you cancel or change your surgery date within less than one week of your appointment we will charge or retain £2000.
  • If you cancel or change your surgery date within 2 days of your appointment we will charge or retain the full value of the surgery as invoiced.

If you require any further help regarding payment methods, please contact us as soon as possible.

 

Consent to Treatment

I do hereby authorise the surgical team to perform the procedure of hair and scalp surgery on me using local anaesthesia. I have read the relevant online and supplied literature.

I understand the procedure and the following possible complications:

  1. Mild to moderate scalp discomfort up to a few days after the procedure.
  2. Swelling at the grafted site complicated by swelling around the eyes for a few days.
  3. Slight oozing or bleeding from one of the grafts or from the donor site.
  4. Donor and/or recipient area numbness for a few weeks that improves gradually.
  5. A few tender spots due to inflammation on the recipient scalp for a few weeks.
  6. Infection secondary to surgery. This is a rare occurrence.
  7. Variation in the rate of healing of donor scars, but most patients should get small round dot-like scars less than 1mm in diameter in the case of FUE. These may become visible if you shave your head completely. If the surgery is strip FUT, then again there will be variation in the rate of healing of the donor scar, but most patients should get a 1-2 mm linear scar. This may become visible if you shave your head or have a very short haircut.
  8. Rare allergic or uncommon reaction to administered drugs such as local anaesthetic.

I understand that hereditary hair loss is an on-going condition, i.e. I may lose more hair in the future. In such an event, I appreciate that I may require more surgery than what has been recommended to me at present. I also understand that hair density is subjective and therefore it may take more than one operation or more than has been recommended to achieve my personal goal.

I understand that I should not use any cosmetics other than shampoo on my scalp for the next 5 days.

I have had the opportunity to ask whatever questions I wish before undergoing the procedure.

Photography:

I also hereby authorise the medical team to take photographs of me before, during and after treatment. I give this consent on condition that the said photographs are not used for any promotional purposes without my approval.

Covid-19 Consent:

I understand that I am opting for an elective procedure that is not urgent and may not be medically necessary.

I also understand that the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. I further understand that COVID-19 is contagious and is believed to spread by person-to-person contact; and, as a result, official health agencies currently recommend social distancing.

I recognize that all the doctors and staff at Farjo Hair Institute are closely monitoring this situation and have put in place very reasonable preventative measures aimed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, given the nature of the virus and the difficulty in maintaining social distancing during parts of the hair transplant procedure, I understand there is an inherent risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 by virtue of proceeding with this elective procedure.

I understand that, even if I have been tested for COVID and received a negative test result, the tests in some cases may fail to detect the virus or I may have contracted COVID after the test. I understand that, if I have a COVID-19 infection, and even if I do not have any symptoms for the same, proceeding with this elective procedure can lead to a higher chance of a complication.

I have been given the option to defer my procedure to a later date. However, I understand

all the potential risks, including but not limited to the potential short-term and long-term complications related to COVID-19, and I would like to proceed with my desired hair procedure.

I have been given the opportunity to ask any related questions.

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