Surgery is stressful on many levels. Sometimes, it’s hard to focus on recovery with so much on your mind. Unfortunately, many aspects of surgery can cause things to worry about, such as hair loss. It’s important to remember that hair loss from surgery is normal, and hair replacement is an option for the time being (as well as wigs). Just remember, surgery-related hair loss is often temporary, and with time and recovery your hair will likely return to normal.
Let this article be your peace-of-mind on what you can expect as far as hair loss from surgery, and how you can manage it to remain stress-free during your recovery.
Hair Loss from Surgery: Why?
Many medical treatments are known to cause possible hair loss. But most people aren’t aware that surgeries can cause hair loss as well—even something as small as fixing a broken bone. In fact, some surgeries, such as gastric bypass surgery, commonly cause surgery-related hair loss.
Surgery can cause shock to your system, and affect the balance of many things; including hair growth. When your body is focused on recovering, it puts more energy into this than other less-important functions such as hair growth, fingernail growth, skin cell turnover, etc. This results in hair loss that can be anywhere from thinning to bald spots and total hair loss.
Also, any medications you take in relation to the surgery (such as antibiotics), or even anesthesia, can cause hair loss. Generally, hair loss in relation to these causes is not severe, but can sometimes cause a generous loss of hair.
In addition, any surgery performed on the head itself can cause hair loss, even if just from shaving for the procedure. Effects on hair regrowth can be expected after a surgery performed on the head.
Managing Surgery-Related Hair Loss
The most IMPORTANT thing to do is take the time to rest and recover! The more prepared your body is to recover, the quicker it can restore function to all of its processes, including hair growth. In the meantime, if you suffer hair loss from surgery, hair replacement is a wonderful option, as well as wigs. There are many styles and functions of hair replacement and wigs today to fit every hair loss need.
Here to Help You
Bonnie Grauer, owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 10 years, and is invigorated by helping those suffering hair loss from surgery, as well as cancer and many other causes, to feel confident through her wig and hair replacement services.
At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. If you find yourself experiencing hair loss, call us to discuss options. We specialize in custom synthetic and human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, our stylists will be able to create the look you want with a high quality wig, topper, or partial piece.
To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, or for more information on hair loss from surgery and hair replacement options, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.