I've been reading the postings on this site, and felt I should post my results. I had hair transplant about 15 months ago. Shock loss was immediate, and I was assured it would grow back in. I was told it takes up to a year for all transplanted hair to grow in, so I was patiently waiting for the full results. Over a year later, the grafts grew in, but the hair lost in shock loss has not fully recovered. I have less hair now than before surgery. It has been devastating, and my hair all over continues to thin. I've asked why my shock loss has not grown back, but the doctors cannot give me an answer. It's frustrating. I struggle every day with my appearance and am extremely self conscious about my hair. I use Toppik, and that is a life saver. Most people, even my hair dresser think it looks real enough. I'm starting Minoxidil, which my surgeon did not recommend, as I'll have to use it forever. I'm hoping it works. Better to use minoxidil and have hair than use a concealer every day. I would love to know if anyone else who had surgery had the same problem with shock loss? I'm so worried the damage is permanent.