Does my gair go back to normal after a sleeve surgery?

I had the surgery 5 months ago. My hair is falling a lot. Will it grow again?

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Does my gair go back to normal after a sleeve surgery?

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Thank you for your question. Loss of hair is a natural process when it is between the limits that the body can restore them. When the capacity of the body to restore the hair loss is beaten by the excessive hair loss then we can name this situation something that should be treated, To obtain alive hair follicles implanted in higher rates, the latest technique being used is not the only manner, it is also affected by compliance of implantation area that we found a better way to improve as a result of our researches, The Organic Hair Transplantation. By this new and unique Organic Hair Transplantation Technique, before the extraction and implantation processes; we regenerate the implantation area with injection of stem cell enriched fat tissue. Regeneration of cells in target area before FUE transplantation with the support of stromal stem cells results in higher rate of alive thicker hair follicles

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Stomach surgery with hair loss

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In men who have a stressful surgery and hair loss, they often do not regrow their hair because it triggers the genes that cause hair loss. In women, this is not the case and most women who lose hair will regrow it in 8+ months or less

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Does hair grow back that was lost after a gastric sleeve surgery?

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Hyatt Yassin,An increase in hair loss can be seen a few months after any surgery, resulting from telogen effluvium from the stress of surgery and anesthesia. But there  also can be hair loss that results from rapid weight loss protein and caloric malnutrition. There can also be telogen effluvium that results from iron and other nutritional deficiencies.It is best to go see your surgeon for a check up. 
Bernardino A. Arocha, MD

Hair loss after sleeve surgery

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Hair loss is common after sleeve surgery. The type of hair loss is called telogen effluvium and is due to the weight loss itself as well as nutrient deficiencies.
Everyone with hair loss after sleeve surgery needs blood tests - no exceptions. In my patients with hair loss from gastric surgery,  I test iron (ferritin), TSH, B12, zinc, selenium, copper, 25 hydroxy-vitamin D.Please see your physician if you are concerned. 

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

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