Will I experience hair loss?

Hair loss that occurs following surgery is scientifically known as Telogen Effluvium. When you undergo surgery, your body goes into shock mode and subsequently stops sending nutrients to what it determines as non-essential functions (hair growth, nail growth) and redirects nutrients to your internal organs. This puts some of your hair follicles into a resting or dormant state. When your new hair follicles begin to grow (usually around 3-4 months) after surgery, they take place of the follicles that stopped growing surgery day and start growing in their place. The old follicles will fall out, which is why you may notice hair thinning. This happens between the 3 to 6-month mark. However, usually, this improves over time.

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