Our patients ask us lots of questions prior to going ahead with a hair transplant at HRBR. That’s something that we actively encourage. One of the most frequent questions that our patients ask is ‘how will I look immediately after surgery?’ It’s a good question. Perhaps a more pertinent question is ‘how should a person look immediately after a hair transplant?’ A hair transplant carried out by a skilled team of surgeons and hair transplant technicians will leave very little redness on the scalp and any redness will have disappeared a day or two after surgery.
Brian McFadden Hair Transplant
When we look at the pictures that were released after Brian McFadden’s hair transplant and the headlines that accompanied them, it is no wonder that there was such a strong negative reaction. The images seem to have caused a lot of concern for people considering hair transplants.
“Westlife singer Brian McFadden reveals gruesome hair transplant photos” Metro.co.uk
“Brian McFadden got a hair transplant and shared all the gory details” Daily Edge
“Westlife singer Brian McFadden reveals gory results of hair transplant” The Sun
How patients look after a hair transplant at HRBR
In our years of experience we have never had a patient come out of surgery having experienced this level of trauma to their scalp. The high tech follicular unit extraction (FUE) techniques that we use to remove hair from the donor area, combined with the skill of the surgical team who transplant those follicles to form the new hairline mean that our patients do not experience such an extreme reaction.
Above is an image of a patient hours after hair transplant surgery at HRBR. Note the slight redness he is experiencing in the area at the front of his scalp. This is how a person should look immediately after a hair transplant, if the transplant has been performed by a skilled and experienced team using the Ultra Refined FUE technique.
When comparing the two patients immediately after transplant, it is clear to see that there is significantly more trauma to Brian McFadden’s scalp than to the HRBR patient’s scalp.
How painful is hair transplant surgery?
At HRBR our procedures are done under local anaesthetic and our patients usually describe mild discomfort at worst. Half of our patients do not require any pain relievers after surgery, and the others take over the counter medication for pain relief for a few days. Below is an image of our patient a few hours after surgery and the same patient the next morning.