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When will Numbness Go Away After Hair Transplant Surgery?

3/3/2008 10:02:59 AM

Question:

I had a hair transplant about 3 weeks ago to lessen my hair loss. The area above the donor scar (2 to 3 inches above and about 6 inches across) still has no feeling at all. I am worried that the hair transplant surgeon cut too deeply and the nerves are damaged. Will feeling come back? If so, when?

Answer:

Numbness after a hair transplant is an unfortunate but typical temporary side effect of hair restoration surgery.  The good news is, in most cases, this is temporary and you will restore full feeling in both the donor and recipient areas.  However, the length of time numbness after hair replacement surgery can last will vary from a few weeks all the way up to a year.  In my personal hair transplant experience, I experienced numbness after my third surgery and all feeling was restored after 6 months.


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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.