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Hair Loss After Surgery

If you are experiencing hair shedding, read on to learn more about the possible causes.

If you are experiencing hair shedding, read on to learn more about the possible causes.

Hair shedding is a natural part of the normal hair cycle, but the rate of shedding can change depending on a variety of factors. One of those factors includes surgery and the stress that follows post-operation. If you are experiencing hair shedding, read on to learn more about the possible causes.


Telogen Effluvium, also known as stress-induced hair loss, is a common side effect of post-operation. Stress-induced hair loss occurs two to three months post operation and often follows surgery, major infection, or chronic illness. The good news, Telogen Effluvium is generally reversible.


Surgeries that involve anesthesia can increase the patient’s change of hair loss. Although the medication reduces the patient’s pain levels, it has also been proven to slow the division of cells. Our hair follicles rely on a healthy rate of cell division, and as a result, the natural hair growth cycle is disrupted. Most hair loss associated with anesthesia is temporary and non-severe.


It isn’t uncommon for surgical procedures to cause scarring and change in blood flow. These surgical occurrences can cause the hair follicles to shut down and fail to produce new hairs. In some cases, the existing hairs are forced into the dormant phase and then eventually fall out (slowly or in large clumps).

Post-Surgery Medication

Medication is often given to patients post-surgery. The patient could develop certain allergies to the medication, causing a variety of side effects such as hair loss. When this occurs, the hair loss typically stops once the patient stops the medication.

Experiencing Hair Loss? Schedule a Professional Wig Consultation

Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in 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, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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