Gordon Ramsay’s Other F Word… Follicle
14th January 2011
Since images emerged of Gordon Ramsay looking somewhat jaded after a hair transplant in LA, it’s been a busy couple of weeks at the Farjo Medical Centre. His swollen face sparked rumours that he’d undergone a number of other cosmetic procedures and this began a media frenzy relating to all things hair loss.
As a result, it’s been fantastic to see the coverage in the media about hair transplantation and its place within the cosmetic surgery industry. It’s no longer a taboo subject and the reality is that many men (and women) not only suffer from hair loss, but they also want to do something about it.
It’s nothing to be ashamed of and more people are now being made aware of the variety of treatments available. As a surgeon, it’s very rewarding to see the media looking to speak to experts within the field to give audiences both educated and well-researched information, rather than sensationalised, over-egged articles that are good for nothing more than fish and chip paper!
Finally, I’d like to take the opportunity to clarify a point about Gordon’s hair transplant that prompted press to assume he’d had further cosmetic surgery. His post-op swelling is a well-known side effect after hair transplantation. At the Farjo Medical Centre, patients rarely suffer from this because we take the necessary steps – as well as giving them clear post-op instructions – so they can avoid it.