You are not required to fast before a hair transplant procedure at The Private Clinic as the procedure will be carried out under local anaesthetic. When using local anaesthetic we do not fast patients as it is preferred that the patient has food in their stomach. Having a full stomach means that the anaesthetic last longer and often doesn’t need an excessive amount. Large amounts of local anesthetic can cause additional swelling post-procedure which we always try to avoid here at The Private Clinic. Your hair transplant procedure will start in the morning so we do recommend that you eat a substantial breakfast before arriving that will last you through until the afternoon. Once your surgeon has completed the extraction stage of the procedure, you will have a break which tends to be in the afternoon. During this break you will be able to stretch your legs, visit the bathroom and have something to eat – which we encourage. At The Private Clinic we will provide lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the procedure. Please be sure to let your patient coordinator know of any dietary requirements so we can cater for you appropriately on the day, our priority is making you feel comfortable, relaxed and well catered for on the day of your Hair Transplant procedure at all times.