I’ve had intense shock loss that seems to have accelerated the balding; I’m now noticeably thin much farther up my hairline than pre-op. There’s minimal growth and this past week the native shed accelerated.
Shock loss usually occurs in men under 35 and only on the first surgery because it kicks out miniaturized hairs. If after a year a second surgery is done, shock loss often doesn’t happen. Shock loss can be prevented by the use of finasteride in most cases.