Are you a celebrity worried about secretly going under the knife for a hair transplant?
You’re not alone – there’s a whole network out there.
Having decided his receding hairline left him looking like “a snooker-playing vampire”, comic Jimmy Carr discreetly spoke to several high-profile names, who offered personal advice, before having his own recent transplant.
Jimmy, who joked that his hair had been “socially distancing from my forehead” prior to surgery, heard several stories of botched surgeries from celebrities.
Hair transplant expert Spencer Stevenson, who spent six months giving Jimmy advice on the best options for his treatment, says: “He was very keen to meet with any other celebrity patients.”
He added: “Jimmy came across people who had jumped in with both feet and done it without doing any research and ended up paying the price.
“He wasn’t anxious about it. At the end of the day, he’s 47 years old and he’s still got a great head of hair. He just wanted to tweak it and make it better.”
Jimmy, who had hair transplanted from the back of his head to the front, explained: “I had enough hair, it was just in the wrong place.
“It was a bit of redistribution.”
Spencer admits Jimmy could have got away with his discreet surgery – especially during lockdown. He says: “His hair loss wasn’t extensive so it’s not like he’s gone from being completely bald to having a big mane of hair. It was always going to be a discreet session.
“He could have easily got away with having it done, but with him being a comedian he wanted to have the first and last laugh rather than getting outed by speculation.”
Spex Hair’s Spencer says Jimmy’s openness will encourage others to speak honestly about their own hair loss, and not suffer in silence.
The 9 Out Of 10 Cats presenter previously spoke about potentially getting a hair transplant when he was on the Jonathan Ross Show last year.
“We were talking about hair transplants,” he said. “I want a proper Elvis quiff. I want to go big. Go big or go home.
“It’s showbusiness baby, let’s enjoy ourselves.”
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