From the neurosurgeries I have had, they shaved a large area around the surgical area, I do know of other patients who have had an undercut, so they could sweep their hair over the area making it less noticeable. After my last op I had to have all of my hair cut off as they had shaved the whole right side of my scalp, so no ‘comb over’ was going to hide it.
As for my staples, they were removed long before the hair grew back. Sure I had a bit of stubble growing but nowhere near enough to be getting caught in the staples.
Hope that helps answer your question.
Merl from Moderator Support