Is My Hair Loss after Hair Transplant Surgery Due to Shock Loss?

Question: I had a hair transplant with a good surgeon about 3 and a half months ago, during the last 6 weeks I have been losing a large amount of hair, but the areas I know the implants went into are looking especially thin (a lot thinner than before the operation). I am absolutely terrified as I just don't understand what is going on. It appears any shock loss should have been over by about the two month period? I had my first transplant 6 years ago and this didn't happen then. My forehead swelled up massively after my second operation and I had a black eye for a couple of weeks afterwards also. Answer: Shock loss can be very unpredictable but if your hair transplant was 3.5 months ago and you’ve been experiencing this hair loss for the past 6 weeks then I’d say that this falls right within the span of time when shock loss normally occurs (2-3 months post-op).  It can be quite scary to see yourself balding even more after hair restoration surgery but, these newly fallen hairs should begin to regrow at around the 4 month mark along with your transplanted hair. Bear in mind that it will take a period of months after that before the hair growth will result in a noticeable improvement. Though it can be difficult, good things are on the horizon. Be patient and always discuss any concerns with your hair transplant surgeon. David (TakingThePlunge) Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator