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  • Naomi Campbell is beautiful, but she’s known to have an ugly temper, abusing the help by throwing things and calling names. Now it seems that Naomi has an ugly little secret: she is going bald and MakeMeHeal.com thinks she may need hair restoration plastic surgery.

    40-year old Naomi Campbell has sported a lot of different hairstyles in her long career in front of the camera. Now it seems that the weaves, wigs and false hair tracks are catching up with her, causing her hair to break and fall out. During a recent photo shoot in New York City, paparazzi caught Naomi’s bald spots on film. Lucky for her, there are ways to help her situation.

    Hair restoration expert Dr. Alan J. Bauman says, “As I mentioned on my blog several days ago, Naomi appears to be suffering from Traction Alopecia.  Traction Alopecia is a condition that permanently destroys hair follicles over time when tight braids, hair extensions or tight weaves pull strongly on the hair consistently over time.   Traction Alopecia often affects the eyelashes of those who routinely wear eyelash extensions.  The only cure for traction alopecia is hair transplantation—the microsurgical redistribution of living and growing hair follicles from one area to another.”

    Naomi Campbell, Going Bald

    “These days, modern techniques of hair transplantation are NOT considered ‘plugs.’   “Hair Plugs” is a slang term which described old-style hair transplants which resulted in unnatural looking rows of tufts of hair—painful to have and painful to look at!     Advanced hair transplantation techniques now allow for the comfortable transplantation of single hair follicles (not tufts) one at a time, so the end result (if planned and executed with artistry and precision) should look 100% natural and undetectable.  Modern hair transplants performed by ABHRS-certified doctors are comfortable, and not painful or pluggy.  Hair transplantation permanently restores living and growing hair to the severely depleted area as seen here in this example of a traction alopecia hair transplant patient of ours: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanbauman/sets/72157600016470078/

    The most advanced hair transplant technique is called FUE/NeoGraft which allows for the harvesting of thousands of follicles during a single procedure WITHOUT leaving any linear scar.   NeoGraft/FUE has been featured on Rachael Ray, CBS Early Show and in many other news stories.   Hair Transplantation can be used for women suffering from female pattern hair loss, eyelash loss, eyebrow loss and those who desire female hairline lowering.  As you can see the end result of transplantation is new, living and growing natural-looking hair in the bare areas.

    I am one of the first surgeons in the world to routinely use NeoGraft/FUE, one of only 100 board-certified Hair Restoration Physicians and one of only 50 recommended by the American Hair Loss Association worldwide.  http://www.baumanmedical.com is a great source of information on my practice which is exclusively dedicated to hair restoration for men and women.  In my practice, I perform over 250 hair transplants each year.  Today, 90% of all of our hair transplants are performed with FUE/NeoGraft.”

    If Naomi doesn’t want to try hair grafting quite yet, she could also try using Latisse, a prescription drug designed to help grow eyelashes on the some of the affected areas around her hairline.

    Board certified Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “Lost of hair is a devastating thing.  Hair transplantation can be very effective.  Several patients have also said they use Latisse (the eyelash enhancer) on their eyebrows and hairline and have had great effects in terms of hairgrowth.”

    If Naomi does decide to have a hair restoration procedure, it may not be her first visit to a plastic surgeon. Naomi is also rumored to have had a nose job and possible liposuction procedure sometime in the past (See Make Me Heal’s story on Naomi Campbell’s plastic surgery).

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Some people “want to pull their hair out” so to speak when they get mad.  Looks like Naomi Campbell did- literally.  She can try hair plugs to replace her missing hair; however, the stress and tension from adding hair extensions on top of that will probably pull them right out.”

    Naomi’s next big project is testifying in a blood diamond case against a former African warlord.

    Read the complete plastic surgery profile of Naomi Campbell on Plasticopedia, the largest online celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.

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