I had a hair transplant 8 months ago to supplement the hair transplant I had 25 years earlier. This recent hair transplant was to soften the hairline and add fullness. After about 3-5 months the hairgrafts were successful and I was quite pleased with the result. However, in late January I had major surgery (spinal fusion with titanium implants). Since that time it appears that many of the recent grafts have fallen out revealing the crude hairline from my original hair transplant and less fullness than before spinal surgery. Is this a form of “shock loss”? If so, will these grafts recovery and grow hair?
It is highly unusual for transplanted hair (taken from the correct donor area) to fall out. In the few instances I have seen it, every time I have observiced ‘permanent hair’ falling out for some reason, the hair returned. This was never in response to another surgery (e.g spinal surgery), but rather usually a response to another hair transplant. If this is truely hair taken from the permanent zone, it will almost certainly return. What I said abobe applies to men’s permanent donor hair zone.