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Guys, have you noticed your beards growing a lot slower post-op? I used to get the 5 o'clock shadow very quickly. Now I can almost go a day without shaving. I heard of people losing head hair but that isn't a problem for me because I've been bald since I was 25. I am just amused that my goatee grows back really slowly now, same with the rest of my face.

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Yes. Same with the hair on the top of my head. My barber though it had been a much shorter time between haircuts than it had actually been. But I’d rather have that then lose my hair.

Im also considering shaving off my beard over the summer, just to see what’s underneath.

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All of the hair they shaved off my torso in order to do the surgery also grew back slower than it used to [I used to see a cardiologist for EKGs and stress tests and they would shave off sections of chest hair for the leads].

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On 4/11/2018 at 4:58 PM, Mattymatt said:

Guys, have you noticed your beards growing a lot slower post-op? I used to get the 5 o'clock shadow very quickly. Now I can almost go a day without shaving. I heard of people losing head hair but that isn't a problem for me because I've been bald since I was 25. I am just amused that my goatee grows back really slowly now, same with the rest of my face.

facial Hair growth is almost directly correlated to your testosterone levels.

and it's normal for testosterone to dip during a rapid weight loss phase.

my guess is after your weight stabilizes, so will your testosterone, and so will your facial hair.

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facial hair growth is almost directly correlated to your testosterone levels.
and it's normal for testosterone to dip during a rapid weight loss phase.
my guess is after your weight stabilizes, so will your testosterone, and so will your facial hair.

I sure hope my testosterone levels improve. I'm limp as hell.

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I guess I got lucky, I'm 2 months out and haven't noticed any slowing in Hair growth or thinning out yet either. My primary said it usually happens at the 3 month mark... so I guess we'll see.

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So how long until the ladies comment on this thread?

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2 hours ago, Normaj3443 said:

I'm not having any trouble with my beard growth or limpness...🤣

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That's nice. I'm not having any trouble with my sagging tits. Or "accidentally" posting in Gals' Room topics.

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Weird, I feel like I'm actually hairier, hypothesizing that my hair follicles are just closer together now. Same amount of hair, just more dense?

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On 10/18/2018 at 3:38 PM, PopsFury said:

Weird, I feel like I'm actually hairier, hypothesizing that my hair follicles are just closer together now. Same amount of hair, just more dense?

LOL. I actually said the EXACT same thing a few days ago to my wife.

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On 10/18/2018 at 2:38 PM, PopsFury said:

Weird, I feel like I'm actually hairier, hypothesizing that my hair follicles are just closer together now. Same amount of hair, just more dense?

My back hair has definitely gotten denser.

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6 hours ago, abefroman329 said:

My back hair has definitely gotten denser.

That's the dream, isn't it? 😂

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I was looking forward to thinner hair to be honest since mine has always been dense, but I never had the thinning people talked about. I have found that with my improved diet, I am shaving more frequently. Though I have noticed that my beard is more wiry than before.

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Body hair density *IS* effected by weight. So yes, thinner you is going to have thicker Patches of body hair. Just over 7 months post op, zero Hair loss, zero Hair growth slow down, if anything my beard has gotten thicker.

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