Shaving your head before surgery
If you do need to have your hair shaved, you might have part of your head shaved, or the whole head.
Do not shave your own head before you come to hospital for your operation.
This could increase the risk of a wound infection.
Do you have to shave your head for a brain biopsy?
Open biopsies are the most common form of brain biopsy and the most invasive. During the procedure, your surgeon will remove a piece of bone from your skull while you’re under general anesthesia. This allows the tumor to be exposed and removed.
How do they perform brain surgery?
Types of brain surgery
- Craniotomy. A craniotomy involves making an incision in the scalp and creating a hole known as a bone flap in the skull.
- Minimally invasive endonasal endoscopic surgery.
- Minimally invasive neuroendoscopy.
- Deep brain stimulation.
Does hair grow after brain surgery?
Usually, only a small area of your head will be shaved. After the operation, your hair will grow back where it has been shaved. Once the wound on your head has healed, and your stitches or clips have been removed, you can wash your hair and use hair products as usual.
Do doctors shave you before surgery?
But research suggests that shaving a patient’s skin before surgery may raise the risk of an infection. The reason, experts say, is that shaving with a razor blade causes microscopic nicks in the skin that can become bacterial breeding grounds. In its guidelines for preventing surgical site infections, the C.D.C.