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.
Hair loss after surgery
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Hair loss after facelifts
i agree that hairloss can occur. especially in the scalp or just from the anaesthesia or physical stress of surgery.
the hair will usually grow back over several months. rogain and vitain supplements can help
Is hair loss after surgery normal?
Although generalized hair loss after facelift ( or any other surgery, for that matter) is not common, it is well recognized. Women, typically those with a thick head of hair, seem to be the ones who experience this most often. Normal hair is in a growing phase, a resting phase or a shedding phase. That is why we notice some stray hairs in our brush each day. The stress of surgery shifts many more hair follicles into the shedding phase and the hair seems to fall out by the handfull.
The good news is that the hair usually grows back by itself without further treatment, although it can take 6 month to a year. Talk to your doctor, but don't panic. This should take care of itself.
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.
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