Wondering how so many celebrities have thick, full hair well into their 50's, 60's, 70's and beyond? Especially when her hair used to look thinner than it does now?
Money and fame don't make you immunemale hair loss. Many male celebs have gone under the knife to restore their hairlines. Even before Wayne Rooney popularized the process for millennials, celebrities like Elton John and James Nesbitt were changing their looks toohair transplantOperation.
Because hair transplants are often associated with the rich and famous, many people believe that you have to spend tens of thousands to have a successful hair transplant – but that's not the case. OurHair Transplant Cost Analysis in the UKshows that the average cost of a hair transplant in the UK is £4,820.
Wayne Rooney isn't the only celeb to have confirmed his hair transplant rumors. Premier League teammatesRob Holding had a hair transplantat the Wimpole Clinic in 2021 and is thrilled with his results.
Last year our chief surgeon Dr. Michael May in GB News to review celebrity hair transplant before and after:
Getting a hair transplant without anyone knowingis much more difficult when you are in the spotlight. Thanks toWayne Rooney's HairReise and other high-profile hair transplant patients, many more celebrities have now come out and confirmed their own hair restoration treatment.
But othersCelebrities with Alopeciahave avoided disclosing whether their hairlines have been surgically enhanced, despite sporting much healthier hair than they used to.
What other celebrities have had a confirmed or rumored hair transplant — and how do they look months or years after the procedure?
Famous hair transplants: how do they compare?
With everyone from Premier League players to the Hollywood elite having their hairline trimmed, it's clear that this once-infamous procedure has gone mainstream today (although not all celebrities have admitted to enhancing their surgical hairlines).
These 30 celebrity hair transplant before and after photos show just how popular hair transplant has become.
1st Wayne Rooney hair transplant – confirmed
Wayne Rooney is often credited with popularizing hair transplantation for a generation of men. His first confirmed hair transplant occurred in 2011, at the peak of his playing career at Manchester United. He's also had at least one top-up transplant to keep his hair in perfect condition.
2. James Nesbitt's hair transplant - confirmed
Actor James Nesbitt has also confirmed that he has had a hair transplant, with career concerns being a major motivating factor. This is the second most common reason people choose hair transplantation, with 34.7% of patients citing career as the reason for transplantation in 2020 . Dating and concerns about social life are the most common reasons for a transplant.
3. Elton John's hair transplant - confirmed
Elton John has described his early hair transplant experience as "agonizing" — and sadly, his firstHair transplants failed. But fortunately, since Elton first decided to have a hair transplant, techniques have evolved and modern methods such as hair transplantation have evolvedFUTandWARhave high success rates, excellent safety records, and usuallycause only mild discomfort.
learn more aboutElton John's hair transplant.
4. Antonio Contes hair transplant - confirmed
The difference between Antonio Conte's hair when he was playing and when he was a manager speaks volumes. While Antonio hasn't commented on his hair transformation, the Spurs manager has certainly had at least one hair transplant to bring his previously sparse hair back to its current thickness.
5. Jimmy Carr Hair Transplant - Confirmed
Like many men, Jimmy Carr used the pandemic lockdowns to combat his hair loss, as you can see from his celebrity hair transplant before and after looks. Hisuneven hairlinehas been lowered and straightened, making his famous quiff more even. See more before and after shots ofJimmy Carr hair transplant.
6. Robbie Williams hair transplant – confirmed
Robbie Williams underwent a hair transplant in 2013, despite having a surprisingly thick head of hair just a year earlier. Unfortunately, Robbie had some bad luck with his results. He recently said that he has turned to hair loss injections to prevent further hair loss .
7. John Cleese's hair transplant - confirmed
In 2008, John Cleese announced that he had had a hair transplant around the age of 68, suggesting that this will never be the casetoo late for a hair transplant. He revealed that he had FUT surgery due to the shape of his "pointy" head .
8. Hair Transplant by Calum Best - Confirmed
As the son of foolishly blessed footballer George Best, Calum Best chose to have oneHair Transplant in Turkeyaddress his hair loss. He has also stated that he has actually had 3 hair transplants in total. Multiple procedures are not uncommon, with more than 30% of patients requiring 2 or more transplants to achieve the desired results .
9. Louis Walsh's hair transplant - confirmed
Ex-X Factor judge Louis Walsh famously revealed his hair transplant in 2011, allegedly after Simon Cowell joked about his hair loss . His celebrity hair transplant before and after photos show him with a lower, more even hairline. Louis has said concerns about his TV appearances contributed to his decision to have a hair transplant.
10. Jamie Laing's hair transplant - confirmed
Reality TV star Jamie Laing first sported his platinum locks on Made In Chelsea in 2011 and decided to have a hair transplant a few years later at the age of 29. Since his new hair growth, Jamie has continued to do sohis hair bleaches, which can lead to breakage- So let's hope he treats his graft with regular conditioning treatments.
11. Anton Du Beke hair transplant – confirmed
Strictly star Anton Du Beke said his hair transplant "immediately changed his life" - a sentiment echoed by manyHair transplant patient testimonials. Lack of self-confidence is a major reason why many people choose hair restoration surgery, and from Anton's comments it is clear that his hair transplant had a major impact on his self-esteem.
12. Joe Swash's hair transplant - confirmed
Actor Joe Swash said he had a hair transplant because he was afraid he would lose his job because he was losing his hair . But despite those fears, in his pre-transplant days, Joe won the eighth series ofI'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!- shows that areceding hairlineis not necessarily decisive for your career.
13. Stuart Hogg's hair transplant - confirmed
Rugby union player Stuart Hogg has been candid about his hair transplant experience. After his first procedure, hebleached his hair too early after the transplant– and his new hair transplants quickly fell out . He continued to have onesecond hair transplant, which he seems to take much better care of.
Fellow rugby player Jonathan Joseph has also confirmed his hair transplant, which was carried out at the Wimpole Clinic. learn more aboutJonathan Joseph's hair transplant.
14. Jürgen Klopp's hair transplant - confirmed
In his days at Borussia Dortmund, current Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp had a highly publicized hair transplant. Although he wore his hair long, it can be clearly seen that his hairline was higher on his forehead than it is today. Jurgen's hairline is now much straighter and lower than it used to be.
Which Celebs Might Have Had a Hair Transplant?
The Hollywood rumor mill never stops spinning when it comes to having hair transplants they don't have. These 5 celebrities keep popping up — and while none of these celebrities have confirmed if they've undergone hair restoration, the dramatic changes in their hairlines suggest they may have had hair loss treatments of one kind or another.
15. Gordon Ramsay's hair transplant - Rumor has it
Gordon Ramsay doesn't appear to have any significant hair loss. But he was left pictured aHair Transplant Clinic in Los Angeleswith his hair covered by a surgical peel cap in 2010, leading to persistent rumors that he had a hair transplant. Gordon has never officially confirmed his hair transplant, but recent photos showing him with an undercut in 2014 suggest he actually had more than one procedure.
16. Rob Brydon's hair transplant - Rumor has it
Comedian Rob Brydon is said to have had a hair transplant in recent years. Where his hairline once receded in a pattern typical of male pattern baldness, his hair is now thick and full above his head, with his hairline now being lower and straighter than before. dr Michael May describes it as a "reasonable hairline" — it's a completely natural shape for Rob's age.
17. John Travolta's hair transplant - Rumor has it
John Travolta's look has changed a lot over the years, from Danny Zuko's Elvis-inspired hair in Grease to Pulp Fiction's long, swept-back look. But photos of John with his head shaved show that, like many men, his natural hair is receding. Recent photos show a much straighter, lower hairline, suggesting he may have opted for surgery to restore his hair.
18. Lewis Hamilton Hair Transplant - Rumor has it
Lewis Hamilton's current hair undeniably looks thicker and healthier than it used to be - but Lewis has denied having had a hair transplant. Instead, he attributes his improved hair to educating himself about caring for his hair and using the right products for his hair type. And while Lewis' hair looked a bit thin on top, the change to his hairline was minimal. Read more aboutLewis Hamilton's hair transplant.
19.Jude Law's hair transplant - rumored
Jude Law is another celebrity who is often rumored to have had a hair transplant. But that's up for debate — while prolonged growth hides some of his hair loss, the hairline itself may not have really changed. He still seems to have a slightly receding hairline, which is indicative of hair loss.
20. Elon Musk's hair transplant - Rumor has it
Tesla CEO Elon Musk -- and the richest man alive -- has never publicly said he's had a hair transplant, but his thick, full head of hair speaks volumes. Photos of a younger Elon show significant thinning at the top of the head and a receding hairline. So it looks like some of his fortune was spent on treating his hair loss.
Learn more aboutElon Musk's hair transplant.
21. David Beckham's hair transplant - rumored
David Beckham was responsible for a number of '00s men's hair trends, including his famous bleach blonde ponytail and introducing Brylcreem to a generation of teenagers. Although unconfirmed, it's not surprising that a man who has had such an impact on male hairstyles in recent years is turning to a transplant to treat his own thinning hair. Learn more aboutHair transplant by David Beckham.
22. Andros Townsend's hair transplant - Rumor has it
There's no denying that Andros Townsend's hairline has changed recently. Where it had receded significantly, he now has full head of hair and a much smoother hairline. Whatever type of hair restoration treatment Andros has had, his new hairline makes him look a lot younger. learn more aboutAndros Townsend's hair transplant.
23. Steve Carell's hair transplant - Rumor has it
Steve Carell's breakthrough role in The Office (US) has a lot to do with the rumors surrounding his alleged hair transplant. Klutzy office manager Michael Scott has a straight hairline in the first series which made Steve's hair look much thinner. But this photo is from a movie premiere the same year the series launched, and it doesn't show much thinning or hair loss. Over the years, Steve's hair has gone gray and still looks thick - but whether this is due to a hair transplant is up for debate. learn more aboutSteve Carell's hair transplant.
24. Floyd Mayweather's hair transplant - rumored
Boxing icon Floyd Mayweather has spent most of his career with his hair cropped so short it's hard to tell where his hairline begins. So it came as a surprise to many when he started sporting a full head of hair last year. Many people have since speculated that a hair transplant is responsible for Floyd's new look.
25. David Silva's hair transplant - Rumor has it
As with many Premier League players, David Silva's appearance has changed a lot over the years. Known for his medium-length locks as a younger player, his shaved head revealed one in 2017M-shaped hairlinetypical of men with hair loss. Since then, his hairline has been significantly smoothed - almost certainly as a result of a hair transplant. Maybe he even had oneBuzz cut after his hair transplantso his hair grows back the same length.
26. Xherdan Shaqiri's hair transplant - Rumor has it
Although it has never been confirmedXherdan Shaqiri has undergone hair transplant surgery, rumors suggest he didn't just have one – he opted for a mid-season transplant despite not being able to head the ball for at least 6 weeks post-op . Every potential patient should knowwhat to expect when recovering from a hair transplant.
27.Sadio Manes Hair Transplant - Rumor has it
Sadio Mane leaves Liverpool with more than just an illustrious career - he also has a new hairline. Previous photos show that his hair has receded significantly. But in more recent photos, the areas of hair loss appear to have been filled in, leaving him with a fuller head of hair and a lower hairline.
28. Paddy McGuinness Hair Transplant - Rumor has it
Paddy McGuinness claims that Jimmy Carr's hair transplant is one of the best he's ever seen. In fact, he thinks it looks so good it might inspire him to get one for himself . But while Paddy has been experimenting with his hair recently - recent photos show him sporting a bleach blonde makeover - his hair still seems a little thin, especially at the temples. While Paddy may not have had a hair transplant yet, it could be in the future.
29.George Groves' hair transplant - rumored
George Groves has had a major hair transformation since his boxing days, with his hairline looking lower and more even than before. While he hasn't officially confirmed he's had a procedure to adjust his hairline (unlike his former rival James DeGale), it's likely George had professional help to restore his hair in preparation for his expert career.
30.Jordan Peterson's hair transplant - rumored
Jordan Peterson cuts a controversial figure — but if there's one thing most people can agree on, it's that his hairline looks a lot healthier than it used to. There is some speculation about thisDealing with his autoimmune diseasehas contributed to his increased hair count, which may have contributed to the restoration of his hair . But his straight, even hairline was probably created by a skilled surgeon.
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