Did Donald Trump Have Hair Replacement Surgery?

Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore

Donald Trump is a controversial, yet albeit entertaining character. What is even more entertaining and gotten even more press than Trump himself ? His hair has gotten the most press, of course! While his hair has a mind and a style of its own, it is a safe bet that he is the only one that can carry off such a hairstyle with aplomb.

One thought that always comes to mind is that he must be wearing a toupee to cover up a prominent bald spot. However, that theory has been refuted many times as he has had several women come up and give his hair a thorough examination and even a tug or two during his rousing presidential campaign speeches. Those women have confirmed that he definitely was not wearing a toupee. One thing is for certain is it is hard not to love that guy for having such a sense of humor about his hair.

If he is not wearing a toupee, then what is with the odd comb over style? He has rocked the same style for years and dare we say, decades. Some others speculate he has a surgical flap scar that he is desperately trying to cover. There are doctors who claim that he has definitely had hair transplant surgery while other doctors vehemently refute that theory.

The only thing that is certain here is that the Trumpster rocks a crazy comb over that has millions question exactly what is he combing over? Had he succumbed to the ever increasing public pressure to look a certain way years ago? Has he had hair transplant surgery? If he has had this type of surgery, when was he going to come clean?

What You Need to Know About Hair Replacement Surgery

Hair transplantation or hair replacement is a surgery that is an option for men who are bothered by bald spots or thinning hair. This surgery usually costs between $4,000 and $15,000 and is rarely covered by insurance. The surgeon first begins by removing a 3 to 4 inch strip of hair from the back of the head after numbing the area with an anesthetic and after the hair removal, the scalp area is sewn closed. After that, the strip of hair is broken into small pieces containing a single hair or few hairs called grafts.

These grafts are placed carefully by the surgeon one by one until the balding area is covered. The patient usually has a short recovery time but must wear surgical dressings for at least two days after surgery. After some time, the grafts will fall out and the patient should experience up to 60% new hair growth. In addition, the patient's scalp may be sore for days after surgery, and he may thus have to take anti inflammatory pain medicines.

In addition, the patient may experience an infection called folliculitis when the hair starts growing back in which the hair follicle becomes infected. Antibiotics may then have to be prescribed. Another risk of surgery is called shock loss in which the new hair completely falls out which is rarely permanent.

Donald Trump will go down in history as the celebrity with possibly the most famous head of hair. Whether he becomes president or not, it is for sure Trump's hair will continue to be a topic of conversation. In fact, this intense speculation about a possible hair transplant surgery for the Trumpster has encouraged a healthy discussion of the surgery itself. Now men who suffer from thinning hair or bald spots have a real option with surgery that ultimately can give them a new lease on life.

To find more information on hair restoration, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation or pose a question to one of our  ask a doctor panel of experts.


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