January 2021

Hair Loss in the Bariatric Community

Cause of Hair Loss After Weight Loss Surgery

After WLS, accelerated hair loss may be associated with the following:

- nutrient deficiencies- or inadequate diet or limited range of foods.Hair loss occurs between the 3rd-6th month after surgery and can last 6-12 months!

In the early stages, this may reverse on its own and is generally related to the shock of surgery and rapid weight loss.

If hair loss persists for over 6 months, it is most likely related to nutritional deficiency.
Hair will always be recovered given the correct conditions, as the hair follicle is not damaged, but healthy habits are very important for life after surgery!