How Soon does Post Hair Transplant "Shock Loss" Occur?

Question:

I'm 9 days out from hair transplant surgery and have been noticing a few hairs in my comb when I comb the sides and back or gently massage the donor suture area. It couldn't be coming from anywhere else since my recipient area was shaved. Could this be shock loss? I thought that it typically starts between 1 and 2 months post-op?

Answer:

Post hair transplant telogen effluvium or "shock loss" can occur anywhere from a couple days to a few months after hair replacement surgery in either the recipient or donor area.

It's a temporary inconvenience that many hair restoration patients suffer. Know that this is normal and you are not alone.