Gordon Ramsay Hair Transplant: Did Kitchen Nightmares chef Gordon Ramsay have a hair transplant? Media reports from December 2010 state that he did. Proof of said reports? He was spotted exiting a hair surgery clinic while wearing a surgical cap.
The Independent gives us a report on the Gordon Ramsay Hair Transplant: “It was reported yesterday that Ramsay has had a £30,000 hair transplant. He has previously been said to have undergone teeth whitening and – on the advice of Simon Cowell – Botox injections to flatten out his crinkly chin. Under the latest procedure known as follicular unit extraction, it is claimed that the Michelin-starred Ramsay has had patches of thriving hair removed from sites on the back of his head and inserted among the sparser regions higher up.”
Here’s the photo of Gordon leaving the Beverly Hills clinic of world renowned hair transplant surgeon Dr Antonio Armani:
An unnamed source, quoted by The Independent, tells us what prompted the reality TV chef to seek treatment: “While his hair may not have been obviously receding, it had become an issue for him. Some will call it vanity but to TV producers and Gordon it’s a pre-emptive action to stop him suddenly going on TV with obvious thinning.”
Fast forward four years later and Gordon Ramsay’s hair once again made headlines in the UK after he was spotted leaving Victoria Beckham’s birthday party with a hair that looked like this:
Naturally, a public figure like Gordon can’t go around with a Justin Bieber haircut and not have hair loss experts speculate about what he did to his hair.
For instance here’s Bald Truth radio show host Spencer Stevenson’s take on the most recent Gordon Ramsay hair transplant (via the Daily Mail): “He looks like he is attempting to mask the back of his head – the donor region – with a hair concealer in order to cover the extraction site of a very recent FUE procedure, which leave numerous tell-tale red dots. I can’t be certain, but I would also assume that Ramsey’s long fringe is combed forward to cover the recipient area where he has had work performed.”
And here’s what Dr Maurice Collins, hair transplant surgeon at Hair Restoration Blackrock (via GQ-UK), thinks happened: “From a photo taken at night it is impossible to give a definitive answer. However, it looks like a masking agent has been applied to the area and this is consistent with someone who has recently undergone FUE [Follicular Unit Extraction] where it is normal to shave the donor area.
“Some people are under the impression that FUE gives better results than strip surgery, but it doesn’t. FUE is great addition to hair transplant surgery but the disadvantage is the recovery time. I performed a graft of 2,500 follicles on Louis Walsh. Two days later he went on Ant and Dec and no one noticed a thing because you can’t see the donor or implanted areas using strip surgery. There is no need to shave the hair, you can go straight back to work.”
So there you have it, HairWatchers! If our foulmouthed TV chef sees another hair surgeon (or sports another intriguing hairstyle) in the future, expect us to do an update.
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