Although most men are notoriously shy when it comes to talking about hair loss, British singer Robbie Williams recently admitted in an interview that he had undergone a hair transplant. What is even more astounding is that the singer said he had the procedure done, although he didn’t really need it!
Although he is a British pop star and released an album entitled Take The Crown last year, Robbie Williams primarily lives in Los Angeles, which he says is partially responsible for his decision to undergo a plastic surgery procedure.
In an interview with Graham Norton, Robbie opened up his recent plastic surgery, telling the host:
“I’ve lived in LA for a long time and they say, ‘If you sit in a barber’s shop for long enough you’ll get a hair cut’.
“Well, if you live in Los Angeles for long enough you’re going to get some surgery.
“I’ve had a thatch done, I’ll tell everyone now. I didn’t even need it, that’s the weirdest thing. I had like three months off and got bored so thought, I’ll go in.”
While Robbie’s hair has never appeared to be thinning, some photos of him with a very shaved head to indicated that his hair was thinner along the front of his head. Also, Robbie is careful to tell Graham Norton that he didn’t have a full hair transplant, just areas on the sides and front.
These days, Robbie has a blond streak in the front of his hair, reminiscent of the style popular in the late 90s and early 00s.
On his blog, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn explains the process that Robbie likely had done, which uses single follicles rather than strips in order to get more natural appearing results.
“Today, the most up-to-date technique is follicular unit extraction (FUE) which creates the tiniest scars and is usually performed with the Neograft system. Instead of doctors cutting a strip of scalp from the back of your head, he or she harvests the hairs one follicle at a time, leaving scars that can be virtually imperceptible.”
Other stars that have admitted to hair transplants in the past include former Backstreet Boy AJ McLean, while stars like Simon Pegg, Jeremy Piven and Matthew McConaughey are suspected of having gone under the knife for a hair transplant, but have never admitted to it. Other male stars that experience hair loss, including Jason Alexander and John Travolta prefer to rely on hairpieces to help enhanced their receding hairlines.
Before undergoing a hair transplant, which does involve some plastic surgery recovery time, many men and women first try products designed to stimulate hair growth, including shampoos, treatments, conditioners, serums, vitamins and even laser treatments. While not always effect, many of these products help slow hair loss and even reverse it without the expense of a hair transplant procedure.
If you do opt for a hair transplant, there are also products that can help enhance the results of your procedure.