Will my hair regrow after scalp reduction surgery? (photo)
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The most likely cause of the hair loss in the area away from the incision is phenomenon called "shock loss." This can occur after any scalp surgery, especially if your scalp skin was loosened to advance it forward. If that is indeed the cause your hair will likely grow back in a few months. Your surgeon will be able to tell you if watchful waiting is the best treatment, or if they are concerned about a different type of hair loss.
Bryan Rolfes, MD
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