About Dr. Kashyap
Dr. Kashyap practices cutting edge Plastic Surgery including the latest innovations in Minimal Access and Endoscopic Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Ajaya Kashyap performs state-of-the-art laser procedures, power assisted liposuction, short scar mastopexies, and the latest techniques in facial cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty, total lower body lifts and body contouring. He also is a leader in reconstructive and hand surgery.
Dr. Kashyap is India's only Triple American Board certified surgeon - Diplomat American Board of Plastic Surgery and Diplomat American Board of General Surgery. In May, 2005 he moved to New Delhi after 16 years of practicing medicine in the USA, spending the last ten years in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts. He has had an academic appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
How you feel after surgery depends on the extent and complexity of the procedure. Any aching or pain can be controlled with pain medication prescribed by your physician. If bandages are used, they will usually be removed one day later. You may gently wash your hair after one week following surgery. Any stitches will be removed in a week to 10 days. Be sure to discuss the possibility of swelling, bruising, and drainage with your surgeon.
Because strenuous activity increases blood flow to the scalp and may cause your transplants or incisions to bleed, you may be instructed to avoid vigorous exercise and contact sports for at least four weeks.
To make sure that your incisions are healing properly, your doctor will probably want to see you several times during the first month after surgery. It's important that you carefully follow any advice you receive at these follow-up visits.
How soon you resume your normal routine depends on the length, complexity and type of surgery you've had. You may feel well enough to go back to work and resume normal, light activity after 7 days.
Many patients who have had transplants (plugs or other grafts) are dismayed to find that their "new" hair falls out within six weeks after surgery. Remember, this condition is normal and almost always temporary. After hair falls out, it will take another five to six weeks before hair growth resumes. You can expect about a half-inch of growth per month.