Transplant Issues
14 Male Celebrities Who Underwent Hair Transplants
Sep 25, 2013 - 4:04:53 PM

( - Over 101,000 people in the United States underwent hair transplant surgeries in 2010. The International Society of Hair Restoration (ISHRS) also reports that just over 89 percent of those surgeries were performed on men, with the average age of these men ranging from 50 to 59. The scalp is the most common site for hair transplants, and 92.8 percent of hair transplant surgeries target that area.

Celebrities are no strangers to hair transplants. Many male celebrities undergo hair transplants to retain a fuller head of hair. Here are 14 celebrities who admit they underwent hair restoration surgery to help correct male pattern baldness.

Wade Boggs: Wade Boggs spent the majority of his 18-year MLB career with the Boston Red Sox. His desire for a hair transplant hit when he realized he simply didn't have the same amount of hair as younger players on his team. It impacted his self-esteem and led to a strong desire to look as young as he felt.

John Cleese: Known for his work in Monty Python and on the show Fawlty Towers, John Cleese admits that he's had a hair transplant. His reasoning was clear: "I've got a very strange shaped skull, very pointy, and I don't like wearing wigs."

Steve Garvey: Legendary Dodgers player Steve Garvey underwent hair restoration after his daughters pointed out that his balding crown was getting shiny. As a former professional ball player and current motivational speaker, looking his best mattered to Mr. Garvey.

Sir Elton John: Elton John's kept relatively quiet on the topic of his hair transplant. Rolling Stone magazine reports that following the death of Indiana teen and HIV/AIDS poster child Ryan White, Elton John checked into a hospital to seek rehabilitation services for his alcoholism, bulimia, and drug use. As he recovered, he lost weight and opted to undergo a hair replacement procedure.

A.J. McLean: The Backstreet Boys member opted for a hair transplant at the age of 35. With the majority of his baldness showing clearly on his forehead and reaching his crown, the results following his hair transplant are amazing. He posted pictures of before and after on Instagram for everyone to see.

Dennis Miller: The actor, talk show host, and political commentator admitted on The O'Reilly Factor that he underwent a transplant of 2,500 grafts.

James Nesbitt: Irish actor James Nesbitt, star of the television show Jekyll and actor in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, was quoted as saying, "I have had two hair transplants... I'd go as far as to say they've changed my life."

Gordon Ramsay: Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay underwent a hair transplant to prevent his thinning hair from becoming apparent on his many television shows. His hair transplant procedure reportedly took 12 hours and cost him approximately $46,000.

Kenny Rogers: The country music legend admitted to CMT that he's had a "couple of hair transplants." The goal for Mr. Rogers is to keep a level of thickness.

Wayne Rooney: Star player for a U.K. football league, 25-year-old Wayne Rooney earned plenty of press when he underwent a hair transplant in 2011. He recently appeared at Wimbledon after undergoing a second transplant. His reasoning was made clear on a Tweet: "I was going bald at 25 why not. I'm delighted with the result."

Louis Walsh: Judge on The X Factor and manager of a number of singers and groups, Louis Walsh underwent a hair transplant after Simon Cowell commented on Walsh's balding pate. Shortly after that conversation, he went to a hair restoration clinic and had hair transplanted from the back of his head to his receding hairline.

Peter Waterfield: The British Olympic diver underwent a hair transplant of 4,200 hairs to reduce his receding hairline. He'd been shaving his head, but he admitted he was tired of people thinking he was a "thug."

Barry Williams: Barry Williams played Greg Brady on the long-running, syndicated Brady Bunch. His hair loss left him feeling self-conscious. He wanted permanent, natural looking hair growth, so he underwent a hair transplant surgery.

Shaun Williamson: Former star of Eastenders and current theater actor, Shaun Williamson admitted in 2005 that he underwent hair transplant surgery. He even made a documentary, titled Wish You Were Hair, about the procedure for Discovery Home and Health.

Dr. Kabaker is one of the founding members of the ISHRS and is a past president of the organization. Always on the cutting edge of hair restoration surgical technology, Dr. Kabaker understands the precision work required to achieve a full head of hair with a natural look and feel.

See for yourself how hair transplant surgery can transform the way you look. Dr. Sheldon Kabaker's website offers many before and after pictures of patients who underwent hair transplant in San Francisco. If you're still not sure hair transplants are right for you, read stories from men who underwent hair transplantation at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Don't let male pattern baldness lower your confidence or impact your self-esteem. Talk to Dr. Kabaker about your options when it comes to hair restoration. Call (510) 451-1116 to schedule a consultation.


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