Rob Brydon’s successful hair transplant

POSTED: 20 June 2018

The comedian Rob Brydon is a wonderful advert for hair transplantation.

He has never spoken about having a procedure but he appeared to confirm that he had received help with his hair when he joked: "For some time now my head has been feeling a lot warmer but I was unable to put my finger on the reason why."

Well, we can help you with that last point, Rob.

The Welsh star has almost certainly had a procedure to build up the thinnning hair at the front of his scalp. Such is the difference in his appearance we would not be surprised if he'd had two transplants.

Rob almost certainly chose FUE (follicular unit transplantation), the transplantation method most heavily favoured by celebrities. This is where the grafts are removed individually from the back and side of the scalp before being replanted in the balding areas.

The advantage of FUE is that the scarring is minimal - red pin pricks in the donor area and where the hair has been replanted which go away after a few weeks.

There is a possibility that Rob may have opted for the more traditional method of hair transplantation, FUT, follicular unit transplantation - this is where a strip of skin is removed from the scalp to obtain the donor hair. Individuals grafts are removed from this strip by technicians under a microscope and are then replanted in the balding areas by our surgeon Asim Shahmalak.

Around 80% of patients at Crown Clinic now chose FUE while 20% still prefer FUT. Five years ago, the figures could be reversed but many more men are following the examples of men like Wayne Rooney and Crown Clinic celebrity hair transplant patients Calum Best, Gogglebox star Chris Butland-Steed, Homes Under The Hammer star Martin Roberts and the football pundit Didi Hamann who all had FUE procedures with our surgeon Dr Shahmalak.

FUE is more labour intensive than FUT, so therefore it is a little more expensive.

The main disadvantage of FUT is the scarring: patients are left with a scar on the scalp where the strip is removed. This scar is not visible if you wear your hair relatively long, like Crown Clinic's celebrity hair transplant patient, TV doctor Christian Jessen because the patient's hair grows over the scar, covering it up.

The vast majority of celebrity patients do opt for FUE.

Whatever procedure Rob Bryon chose, he is to be congratulated on the choice of his surgeon. The star has achieved a wonderful result and looks years younger with his new hair. 

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