Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was recently photographed after apparently having a £30,000 hair transplant.
Ramsay allegedly visited the Alvi Armani hair transplant clinic in Beverly Hills late last month for a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) treatment. He was spotted with David Beckham in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve with a very puffy face. Facial swelling is a common side effect of having a hair transplant.
FUE is an established procedure, despite some reports claiming it is new. Hair grafts are taken individually from the back and sides of the head and then transplanted into the balding areas. It is performed under local anaesthetic, requires no stitches and leaves no visible scars.
The hair transplant is not Ramsay’s first cosmetic procedure. The ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ star, 44, has previously admitted having work done to improve his appearance for an American audience: “Simon Cowell suggested that now I’m a success in America, I should do something,” he said, “so I had a filler put under the deep crevices. It hurt.”
Ramsay was also photographed last summer with a ‘Hollywood smile’, which led to speculation that he had spent £7,000-£10,000 on dental veneers.
Leonora Doclis of The Belgravia Centre says, “it would have been an idea for Ramsay to have tried using one or more of the medically proven treatments before having a hair transplant. This of course would have avoided the adverse reaction to his face, and may have resulted in the same or even better results without any type of invasive surgery. He will in any event be required to maintain his hair with treatments since having the hair transplant in order to avoid any further loss.”