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Six Months after Hair Transplant Surgery: How Much More Hair Growth Can Be Expected

9/11/2012 2:36:34 AM

Question:

I had a follicular unit excision (formerly known as follicular unit extraction) (FUE) hair transplant six months ago and I've only seen a little hair growth. What can I expect from this point?

Answer:

At only 6 months post-op you should have roughly 50% growth. It’s still much too early to accurately assess your final results. While I do recommend discussing your concerns with your hair restoration physician, the best advice you will get at this point is to wait a full 12 months before evaluating your hair growth. You may yet get the results you are hoping for.

If you had surgery with one of the prescreened, quality hair transplant surgeons recommended by the Hair Transplant Network, you can be confident that your doctor will stand behind the work in the event that your final result is truly subpar. If not, you will want to discuss with your physician his or her policy regarding less than optimal results.

David (TakingThePlunge)

Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator


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