I had a follicular unit hair transplant (FUT) done almost 2 weeks ago to lower the hairline and add some density. I had 2000 grafts. I heard that the transplanted hairs will start falling off within a month. Is this true for a majority of patients? I am 26 years old. If so, is there any way to keep the transplanted hairs from shedding?
I have had patients that called me 3 weeks after hair restoration surgery and told me all the scabs had fallen off and the transplanted hairs looked twice as long as they did after the surgery. I warned them that there was a normal delay and that they would probably still shed. Sure enough they call me a week later and said I was right and they all fell out.
No shedding or shock loss after hair transplant surgery is extremely rare.
Dr. Glenn Charles