I had 1600 grafts transplanted at the hairline area about 4 months ago. When the procedure was done the doctor shaved that part of my head. My hair loss up until that point was somewhat concealable when the hair that I had was grown out and some of the hair further back was combed forward. After the procedure I had to cut the rest of my hair to make it look even with the area that had been shaved. This made my hair loss much more noticeable. I was not aware until seconds before the shaving that this would be happening and I was told that this was necessary to gauge the proper growth direction of the follicle. Was this necessary? Had I known it would take about 3 months of growth just to get my hair back to a place where I wasn’t obviously balding I may have reconsidered. At 4 months my hair looks very similar to my pre-operation density and I do not notice any significant new growth. Should I be concerned?
Sounds like some failure of communication occurred. You should have been told that your head would be shaved. I know that many doctors do this, but I do not recommend it. I tend to just work around the problem of long hair. I take the view that everything should be as natural as it was prior to the surgery. At 4 months, I would expect that the hair should be starting to grow out. Look for 80% of the benefits by the 7th month. Good luck.