I had a wonderful facelift in August, however, in October I started losing my hair. Is this normal?
Hair Loss 2 Months After Surgery Normal?
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Hair Loss Is Not Uncommon
Hair loss may also be associated with scarring. This may occur for a variety of reason including tension on the wound closure, use of the cautery and thinning of skin flaps.
A variety of options exist for treating permanent hair loss following facial rejuvenation surgery. These include surgical scar revision, hair transplantation and the use of Rogaine.
The majority of the patients are happy with their surgical result even when hair loss occurs. In most cases, scars and hair loss can be easily hidden. When hair loss is visible, secondary procedures may be necessary and in most cases, solves the problem.
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Hair Loss After Surgery
In general, hair loss after surgery is not associated with the operative procedure unless there are other factors involved such as a browlift which can cause transient alopecia.
Hair Loss after Facelift
The hair loss can occur from a variety of causes, but if this hairloss was not the result of direct damage to the hair follicles during surgery there is a good chance of regrowth. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Hair loss form general anesthesia
If you had general anesthesia then it is possible that the anesthetic is contributing to your hair loss. This is one of the many reasons we prefer to use IV sedation for face lifts instead of general anesthesia
Hair Loss 2 Months After Surgery Normal
Some people will have hair loss from the stress of surgery and at times from the anesthetic. Hair loss near the incisions can also occur short term, Using products such as Rogaine can help speed the hair growth cycle though.
Hair loss after facelift
Yes, it's possible to experience hairloss after a facelift but I would expect the areas of loss to be near the healing scars. One may expect that the hair would return but it may also represent permanent loss. Now, if the hair loss is outside of the area of the facelift, this could represent an unrelated medical problem as the cause for the hair loss.
Hair loss after facelift
It is unusual to have hairloss 2 months after surgery. If it is a shock thing from surgery it will more than likely come back. You may want to see a dermatologist expeert in hair to see if you have other causes of hair loss.
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