6 Comments

  1. Jonathan F
    June 25, 2011 @ 4:17 pm

    Hi Dr. Beehner,
    Thank you for that very informative answer. Regarding what you wrote about the transplanted hairs that just “sit there” and not fall off with the scabs… I am 8 weeks post HT, and I noticed several of these hairs. When i gave them the slightest pull, they just “slipped” out completely out of the scalp. Interestingly, most of their length was actually “hidden” inside the scalp.
    Now I’m afraid that I somehow ruined these grafts, even though these hairs weren’t growing at all, and I felt nothing when pulling them out (no bleeding or anything), or maybe now that I removed them then the new hair that will grow won’t be able to “find its way” out.
    Have I done damage?
    thank you very much!

  2. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    June 28, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    Jonathan,

    At 8 weeks post-operative, all grafts are anchored and you aren’t going to “ruin or damage” any grafts by touching them at this point. In most cases, the initial grafts shed and begin regrowing around month 3. However, in certain cases the grafts stay anchored (and grow) or don’t shed until a later date. My guess is that these grafts either shed later or had already shed (meaning the follicle was producing a new hair), but simply hadn’t fallen out of the scalp.

    I hope this helps.

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  3. Jonathan F
    July 5, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    Hey Future Doc, it did help to ease my concerns, so thank you for that :]

  4. adriano
    October 6, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    after hair transplant surgery by 3 or 4 days when i was taking shower i saw 1 graft came out . im so worry if the others came out too without noticed it . so how can i make sure if they still in . and by the way im now at 6 months after surgery

  5. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    October 11, 2011 @ 3:51 am

    adriano,

    The loss of a graft or two in the first few days after hair transplant surgery is not uncommon and is normally accompanied by bleeding. Do you recall seeing any bleeding during that time?

    This small loss of grafts should not affect your final results. However, the only way to know at this point how many of your grafts survived is to wait at least six more months for your final result.

    I also recommend discussing your concerns with your hair transplant surgeon immediately if you have not yet done so. Your doctor should stand behind his or her work in the event that your results are less than optimal.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  6. Hekmat
    January 27, 2015 @ 6:11 am

    Hi, I have done my FUE transplant. after post op day 4 I see some crack in scabs.
    I m very worried, I some one can help

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