Many men consider hair transplant surgery at some point in their lives. Celebrities are no exception. Your favorite celebrity might have had a hair transplant at one point or another, and it might be influencing your own decision to get a hair transplant. More celebrities have considered hair transplant procedures to continue to look youthful and virile even as they begin to age.
It may surprise you to learn of some celebrities who have received a hair transplant. It may also surprise you as to how much Hollywood has informed the social attitudes regarding hair transplant and hair restoration techniques throughout the years. Consider, for instance, how many jokes about toupees and hair pieces used to be made about celebrities a few decades ago. Before hair transplant surgery had taken off, many common people based their opinion of toupees and wigs off of silly comedy routines or celebrities such as Donald Trump, who, as you may recall, had a much derided comb over for many, many years.
Initially, celebrities who opted for hair transplant kept their operations a secret from the public whenever they could. Many celebrity gossip magazines still focus on celebrities who are undergoing hair loss, and it is almost never in a positive light. However, in the last few years, a number of celebrities have come forward about their history of hair transplant surgery. High end hair transplant facilities advertise that they have provided hair transplants to movie stars and captains of industry, although confidentiality agreements stop them from saying exactly which celebrities have been the recipient of a hair transplant.
Celebrities who come forward about their hair transplant history may be a source of empowerment for men around the world who are grappling with their own hair loss. It can be hard to remember that celebrities age just as much as other people, just they have the money and the resources to disguise it better. However, there needs to be a line drawn between how celebrities handle hair loss and the hair transplant surgery and how normal people handle these concepts.
Very few celebrities come out of their hair transplant operation looking worse than they did when they went in, but this is indeed a reality for the common man. Most normal people considering a hair transplant do not have the financial resources as celebrities, and as such, may not have access to the same level of care as their idols.
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