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6 Celebrity Hair Transplant Success Stories

6 Celebrity Hair Transplant Success Stories

Have you suspected a celebrity had a hair transplant treatment? You see an actor or a recording artist you admire, and there just seems to be something “new and improved” about the way they look?

The truth is, many celebrities have had hair transplant surgery. Do a quick Google of “celebrity hair transplant before and after photos” and you’ll see many names and photos of stars you already know who have returned to their natural appearance.

How Can You Tell if a Celebrity Has Really Had a Hair Transplant?

Although no one can know for sure whether someone has undergone hair transplant surgery or hair restoration treatments unless they freely admit it and tell their story of advanced hair loss or hair transplant methods, there are some telltale signs of undergoing hair transplant surgery.

First, there’s the obvious celebrity hair transplant scar. Then, there’s the telltale uneven hairline. And finally, there’s the blunt hairline that reeks of a hair transplantation procedure.

We’ll go into more detail with these later, but for now, here are six celebrities with a supposed hair transplant or who may have had a hair transplant operation or hair restoration procedures.

Female Celebrities With Hair Transplant Stories

Tyra Banks

Banks says she lost her hair from alopecia when writing her novel. Hair loss can often occur in both men and women in times of stress.

Fortunately, hair transplants can help. Because Tyra’s hair appears so beautiful now, it is very possible hair transplant procedures are to thank.

Keira Knightley

Hair Transplant Before And After CelebrityFor women, another issue that can frequently cause hair damage and eventual hair loss is bleaching and dyeing. Actresses like Keira Knightley also need to wear wigs, hair pieces, and hair ornaments for their jobs.

Knightley has expressed that dyeing her hair for many years led to her hair literally falling out. She also had to wear the aforementioned hair additions for many roles. Now, she has gorgeous hair. Could it be that a hair transplant for women caused this turnaround?

Kristin Davis

Playing the role of Charlotte York in “Sex and the City” required Kristin Davis to have her hair crimped and curled day in and day out for many years. This caused thinning of the hair and may have led Davis to seek professionals who perform celebrity hair transplants so that she could regain her beautiful locks.

Male Celebrities With Hair Transplant Stories

Jeremy Piven

It’s sometimes a little easier to tell when a man has had a hair transplant because the hair loss is initially so noticeable that later, when they have their hair back on the top and front of their head, it’s easy to see that an improvement was made.

Jeremy Piven is an excellent example of this. You can see pictures of Piven during the 90s where his hair is clearly thinning and balding. Later, in the 2000s, it’s obvious that he’s got his thick hair back. This doesn’t just naturally happen, and it is likely that he had a successful hair transplant procedure to regain that lost hair or even multiple hair transplant procedures.

Elton John

The “Elton John hair transplant?” question has been hanging out on the Internet for years. Elton is one of the most talked about celebs when it comes to having an FUE hair transplant procedure.

In the end, it is very likely that he did, in fact, have a hair restoration procedure. And again, this can be seen simply by looking at pictures of his receding hairline and losing hair due to male pattern baldness in the 70s and into the 80s and then revisiting his image later in the 2000s where he has far more lush hair.

Tom Hanks

What about a Tom Hanks hair transplant?

Tom Hanks is another celebrity who may have had successful hair transplant surgery. Again, you can see that he has very fine hair and a deep receding hairline in the 1970s and 80s. But into the 1990s and 2000s, that seems to disappear.

It appears that he has even made note of his hair transplant procedures, so it’s not something that bothers him. We must admit his new hairline looks great and the hair transplants he received have been holding strong since he got them.

Are There Any Hair Transplant Celebrities That Have Gone Wrong Stories?

Yes, in some cases, celebrities that lose hair have not had a successful outcome with their hair transplant. We don’t want to name names, but it’s pretty easy to spot these celebrities.

Hair Transplant CelebrityTypically, you’ll notice that right at the edge of their hairline, where the hair starts, it is a very blunt start. In other words, the hairline doesn’t ease into itself; it just starts abruptly. This is usually caused by multi-hair grafts being used right at the edge of the hairline. These appear as thick plugs instead of a soft, natural hairline.

Another telltale sign that a celebrity has had a bad hair transplant is that the shape of their hairline is all wrong. Every person has a unique hairline shape that surrounds their forehead, but you can always tell when the hairline has been fabricated poorly because it just doesn’t mesh and match with their face.

Finally, there’s the hair transplant scar. In some patients who’ve unfortunate hair transplant procedures that didn’t benefit them, the scar is noticeable. Alternatively, it may create hair loss, which disrupts the hairline, causing a bumpy, scarred appearance.

Hair Transplant FAQs

What can be done about hair loss and a receding hairline?

Hair loss and a hairline that’s receding is very common in many men and some women. Fortunately, hair transplant surgeries can help. A hair transplant will take individual hairs from the back of your head and relocate them to the top and front of your head hopefully returning you a full head of hair with improved hair growth, hairline and hair density.

Who are the celebrities most associated with having undergone a hair transplant?

Several names have been thrown in the air with association to hair transformation, hair restoration treatment, direct hair implantation, or male pattern hair loss.

A few more popular names refer to Elon Musk’s hair transplant or a David Beckham hair transplant, Wayne Rooney, John Travolta, Jimmy Carr, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, and Mel Gibson help to expand a little on the above list.

Is FUE hair transplantation permanent?

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) relocates hair follicles from dense areas to sparse ones, ensuring lasting results. This fue technique is a permanent solution that revitalizes your hair.

What are the results after two hair transplant procedures?

After the second hair transplants performed, a denser natural looking hair line becomes noticeable. While enhancing thickness and volume, the significant change arises when treating new areas of hair loss.

Are hair transplants worth it?

Individual outcomes of hair transplants depend on factors like the amount of extensive hair loss, donor hair quality, and surgeon expertise. Consult a qualified professional for personalized guidance toward healthier hair.

Is a first hair transplant scary?

While you may have some jitters before your hair loss treatment, most patients do great. Your healthy hair will be carefully and painlessly removed from the back of your head where you have good hair density, and each hair will be carefully relocated where you have hair loss and need your hair transplant performed.

Book a Hair Transplant Consultation Today

Dr. David Sieber is a double board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in hair transplant surgery at his San Francisco Bay Area practice. If you have thinning hair or have completely lost your natural hair at the hairline or on the top of your head, hair restoration surgery at an accredited hair transplant clinic can help.

Begin your high quality hair transplant journey by calling us today to schedule your first consultation appointment with Dr. Sieber.

Positive hair transplant results can change your life!  Find out exactly how you can stop further hair loss while getting back thicker hair and learn the best hair procedures for you.



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Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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