Losing grafts 2 months after hair transplant. (photo)

Some of the grafted hair fell in the first weeks. Gentle massage is causing more to fall with white stuff (which looks like the graft)

Doctor Answers 4

Your transplanted hairs will likely shed and fall out weeks after surgery. This is normal. This should have been explained to

Your transplanted hairs will likely shed and fall out weeks after surgery.  This is normal.  This should have been explained to you.  Please follow up with your doctor.


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

2 months post op

typically the transplanted hair falls out in the first 2-3 weeks after your procedure, however, some may remain and fall out between the transplant and when the new hair starts growing in, and any time in between. This is normal. You have to wait the full 12 months to see your final result. Be patient!

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician

Shedding after a hair transplant

Shedding usually starts at about 1 weeks, can be 2-3 weeks and some or all of he grafts will shed and then return at 4-6 months. At 40 days, I would not expect any significant growth. You must wait it out for at least 5-6 months to see the growth start and 8 months for 80% of the growth to show up. Don't worry

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

2 months post op hair shedding

Your hair should be shedding.  The way that hair cycles after a transplant, old hair within the graft needs to shed in order for the new one to grow in.  You should expect to see growth on the 6-12 month time frame.


Good luck!

Sara Wasserbauer, MD
Walnut Creek Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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