Hair Loss With Weight Loss Surgery. Hair loss may occur after weight loss surgery for both nutritional and non-nutritional reasons. Many patients think not getting enough protein or having a vitamin or mineral deficiency is the only reason they are losing hair.
Weight loss surgical patients experience this due to the stress of surgery and the low protein state directly after surgery. Stress causes more hair follicles to enter a resting phase. Don't fret—the hair loss is only temporary.
Bariatric hair loss is usually diagnosed as Telogen Effluvium, which is a temporary hair loss.
Weight loss or chronic calorie restriction, such as in anorexia nervosa, can cause the hair to shed.
We all want to achieve great weight loss results and still have great hair. This particular type of hair loss is called telogen effluvium. We lose hair every day as part of a natural growth cycle, but many other external factors including stress, genetics, environment and diet can also cause hair loss in both men and women.