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15 Best Hair Transplant Surgeons UK

Finding the best UK hair transplant surgeon for your FUE or FUT procedure is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Hair transplant statistics show that procedures have increased 10% since 2016, so there are more options than ever. But the surgeon you choose can make or break your hair transplant satisfaction and safety, so it’s important to know who you’re working with.

In this article, we’ll compare 15 of the best hair transplant surgeons from clinics around the UK. Understand what to look for when choosing your surgeon, learn about each surgeon’s skills, qualifications, and experience, and find out how to decide which FUT or FUE surgeon is right for you.

This isn’t a price comparison article. To find out how much you can expect to pay for your hair restoration procedure, learn more about hair transplant costs.

Table of Contents

10 factors to consider when choosing the best hair transplant surgeon

  • Experience — Don’t be a guinea pig for a new surgeon. Your chosen surgeon should have several years’ experience in the hair transplant field.
  • Cost — Hair transplant cost is often a good indicator of a clinic’s results. While you shouldn’t skimp on a cut-rate clinic, you don’t need to pay over the odds, either.
  • Licensing — All UK hair transplant surgeons should be registered with the General Medical Council, and belong to other professional bodies.
  • Qualifications — Learn about your surgeon’s background, including where they trained and what qualifications they have.
  • Reviews — Sites like RealSelf and Trustpilot offer impartial patient reviews, so you can compare clinics and surgeons at a glance.
  • Testimonials — Read about other patients’ experiences to get an idea of your chosen surgeon’s care and results.
  • Specialisms — If you have a specific hair type (such as Afro hair) try to find a surgeon who specialises in your hair or procedure type.
  • Surgical team — Surgeons will work with a team to perform your hair transplant, so it’s important to learn about technician credentials as well as the surgeon’s.
  • Preoperative meeting — See if you can meet your surgeon beforehand, so you can ask them any questions you might have.
  • Professional opinions — The Wimpole Clinic has been performing hair transplants since 1975, so we know what makes a quality surgeon.

15 best hair transplant surgeons in the UK

We’ve used the factors above to list the best UK hair transplant surgeons (in no particular order). As a hair transplant clinic, we’ve included our talented surgeons — but you’ll also find surgeons from several other UK clinics who offer great results and fantastic patient care.

1. Dr. Michael May

Dr. Michael May of the Wimpole Clinic

Clinic: Wimpole Clinic
Clinic reviews: 4.8* – 448 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: ISHRS, BAHRS, ESHRS, GMC, IOT, IDF, BACS

Dr Michael May is the principal surgeon at the Wimpole Clinic. So we may be a little biased, but the facts speak for themselves. Dr. May has performed more than 10,000 hair transplants over 25 years, averaging 400 surgeries per year, giving him unmatched experience in the field.

After qualifying at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Dr May registered as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He has since been instrumental in developing the FUT technique, which is now one of the most widely used methods of hair transplantation. Since then, he’s also helped advance other techniques, including FUE and unshaven FUE.

These professional developments have changed the landscape of hair restoration, cementing Dr May’s position as the UK’s best hair transplant surgeon.

before and after hair transplant with Dr. May

Before and after FUE transplant. For Dr. May’s specific patient photos, book a free consultation.

“Dr. May and his team were amazing to work with on my journey to hair transplant! The entire staff at Wimpole Clinic are efficient, polite, friendly, and genuinely care about you. Personal touches, lunch as well. I cannot express this enough – Wimpole Clinic is the real deal.”

— Jubair Zaman, Dr. May’s hair transplant patient

2. Dr. Luciano Sciacca

Dr. Luciano Sciacca

Clinic: Wimpole Clinic
Clinic reviews: 4.8* – 448 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: ISHRS, ABHRS, GMC

Dr. Luciano Sciacca is a vascular surgeon who now specialises in hair transplantation surgery. He worked with world-renowned US hair transplant surgeon Dr Mark DiStefano for several years, perfecting his skill in many top hair transplant techniques, including FUE and hair transplants on scar tissue.

Dr. Sciacca and Dr. DiStefano developed the Individual Graft Technique, now the most advanced FUE technique in the world. Dr. Sciacca’s knowledge and expertise are why he’s in high demand as a celebrity hair transplant surgeon, especially following the acclaim he received for Rob Holding’s hair transplant.

Rob Holding before and after hair transplant

“I struggled so much with my hair and self-confidence. I have had so many messages about where I had my procedure. The Wimpole Clinic in London treated me so well and I am so happy with the results. I’ve had so many messages off other people affected by [similar] mental health issues and self-confidence issues, I couldn’t recommend this place enough!”

— Rob Holding, Dr. Sciacca’s hair transplant patient

3. Dr. Mark Tam

Dr. Mark Tam

Clinic: Harley St. Private Practice
Clinic reviews: Not available
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: GMC, ISHRS, BAHRS, BCAM, ABHRS

Dr. Mark Tam is an FUE specialist who works out of his own clinic on Harley Street. Certified as a diplomate by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons, this proves his proficiency as a hair transplant surgeon who provides safe and effective procedures.

Dr. Tam specialises in frontal hair restoration, particularly around the hairline and temples. So he may be a good choice if you have a receding hairline or thinning temples. Unlike most UK hair transplant clinics, Dr Tam charges £60-£180 for consultation, so it’s important to be aware of this when doing your research.

before and after hair transplant with Dr. Tam

“I found Dr. Mark Tam, especially because he does some of the frontal areas a bit more. I saw some of [Dr Tam’s] previous work and was very impressed with it, so I just contacted him straight away and set up a consultation pretty quickly.”

— Matt, Dr. Tam’s hair transplant patient

4. Dr. Mir Malkani

Dr. Mir Malkani

Clinic: Wimpole Clinic
Clinic reviews: 4.8* – 448 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: GMC, ISHRS, BACS, BMA

Dr. Mir Malkani was one of the first three qualified FUE surgeons in the UK. With more than 15 years’ experience and 4,000+ surgeries under his belt, he’s one of the most experienced surgeons you could work with if you’re considering FUE surgery. He’s also known for his extremely low graft transection rates: less than 2% of the grafts harvested are damaged, which means Dr Malkani can give you a greater yield even if you have a low donor supply.

Dr Malkani has worked in hair transplantation all over the UK and Europe, helping train other surgeons and improving the quality of hair transplant surgery around the world. With a background in trauma surgery, general surgery, and dermatology, he’s one of the most experienced, skilled hair transplant surgeons in the UK. As a result, Dr Malkani was trusted to perform England cricket captain Ben Stokes’s hair transplant.

Dr. Malkani assessing Ben Stokes' hair loss at the Wimpole Clinic
Ben Stokes post hair transplant

“I got a lot of comments from the lads on the team before and after I had [my hair transplant] done. They’ve said in their own words that it is definitely the best one they’ve seen.”

— Ben Stokes, Dr Malkani’s FUE patient

Watch our interview with Ben Stokes below. Ben discusses the impact of hair loss on his mental health, and how having a hair transplant has boosted his confidence and self-esteem:

5. Dr. Pauline McCluskey

Dr. Pauline McCluskey

Clinic: The Glasgow Clinic
Clinic reviews: 4.8* – 51 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: GMC, MRCGP

Dr. Pauline McCluskey qualified as a surgeon at the University of Glasgow in 2001, and is now an experienced hair restoration practitioner. She is a regular attendee at international hair transplant conferences, and is a lifetime member of the World FUE Institute.

Having completed her GP training as well as registering as an Advanced Life Support Provider with the Resuscitation Council UK, Dr. McCluskey is an experienced, trusted medic.

patient before and after hair transplant at The Glasgow Clinic

“Pauline and her team were absolutely fantastic from start to finish. This is the 2nd FUE procedure I have had done at the clinic and I couldn’t recommend them enough. Very professional outfit and you are made to feel relaxed and at ease as soon as you step in to the clinic and nothing is a problem. Am awaiting the outcome of my 2nd procedure as I wanted my hair to have a higher density than the outcome of my 1st procedure. Highly recommend.”

— Jeni S, Dr McCluskey’s hair transplant patient

6. Dr. Ismail Ughratdar

Dr. Ismail Ughratdar

Clinic: Wimpole Clinic
Clinic reviews: 4.8* – 448 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: GMC, FRCS, RCSED, BMA

Dr. Ismail Ughratdar is a neurosurgeon with a hugely impressive medical background. After graduating from Manchester University and the University of St Andrews with honours degrees, he went on to train in surgery at the University of Nottingham. He then undertook his fellowship training at King’s College Hospital, London, leading him to become a fully accredited, UK-board-certified Consultant Neurosurgeon.

As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Ughratdar’s familiarity with scalp procedures is unrivalled. He’s known for putting patients at ease when performing FUE and FUT surgery, and can seamlessly combine the two techniques to cover large balding areas. This makes Dr Ughratdar an excellent option for people with more extensive hair loss.

before and after hair transplant with Dr. Ughratdar

Before and after FUT transplant. For Dr. Ughratdar’s specific patient photos, book a free consultation.

“15 months on and it was the BEST decision I ever made! Wimpole Clinic are phenomenal, a team of highly trained and educated people, I have gotten so many compliments on my hair, it’s thicker, fuller and I no longer have a bald patch! I have since recommended 2 others who also went through the same process and have highly recommended Wimpole on the fantastic results they have achieved – I would recommend them to anyone thinking of getting it done – professional, flawless, caring, and highly educated.”

— Vik Limbani, Dr Ismail’s hair transplant patient

7. Mr. Brendan Fogarty

Mr Brendan Fogarty

Clinic: Paradigm Clinic
Clinic reviews: 3.7* – 6 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: GMC, BAAPS

Working out of Belfast’s Paradigm Clinic, Mr. Brendan Fogarty has 26 years’ of experience in the cosmetic surgery industry. He specialises in scalp reconstruction in major trauma patients, as well as aesthetic hair restoration surgery.

Mr. Fogarty is accomplished when it comes to rectifying complex scalp scarring, often caused by previous strip surgeries. Excessive FUT scarring can be stressful for patients, but Mr Fogarty uses the most up-to-date FUE techniques to cover and transplant hair into scar tissue.

Paradigm Clinic patients

“Dr. Fogarty and his staff provided excellent care throughout the entire process. They were professional, kind, and very considerate as to my needs and comfort throughout the FUE procedure.”

— KB, Dr. Fogarty’s FUE patient

8. Dr. Kieran Dayah

Dr. Kieran Dayah

Clinic: Wimpole Clinic & Mayfair Hair Clinic
Clinic reviews: 4.8* – 448 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: GMC

Dr. Kieran Dayah is a FUE hair transplant specialist. He uses this advanced technique to create ultra-high-density hair transplants, giving his patients thick, lustrous hair that looks totally natural. In addition, he’s one of the only UK hair transplant surgeons who use sapphire blades to create scalp incisions, which minimise healing time and reduce inflammation during recovery.

Dr Dayah performed Premier League player Danny Ings’s hair transplant, transplanting 2,453 grafts to transform his thinning hairline at the Mayfair Hair Clinic. The Mayfair Hair Clinic is the Wimpole Clinic’s luxury hair transplant service, offering a high level of discretion, care, and quality.

Dr. Dayah is committed to refining the FUE technique. With a patient, person-centred approach to all his procedures, he works with the natural angulation of your hair to produce fantastic natural-looking results. We will update Danny’s before and after photos once the results come in.

Danny Ings

“A colleague recommended Mayfair Hair Clinic and they have exceeded my expectations – a level above the rest!”

— Danny Ings, Premier League & England Footballer

9. Dr Ted Miln

Dr. Ted Miln

Clinic: Head Quarters Hair Transplants
Clinic reviews: 4.9* – 78 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: GMC, MRCGP

Dr. Ted Miln is an experienced hair transplant surgeon working in Cardiff, Wales. He’s worked in several medical settings, including trauma and orthopaedic surgery, liver surgery, and cardiology, before specialising as a hair transplant surgeon.

Skilled in both FUT and FUE, Dr. Miln worked at several Harley Street Clinics before moving to his current Cardiff base. He aims to understand how hair loss affects each individual patient and prescribe the appropriate hair loss treatment to treat the whole patient, not just their hair.

before and after hair transplants at Head Quarters Hair Transplants Clinic

“I met Dr Ted for an in-person consultation and he advised on the best route for me, we talked through pros and cons for FUE and FUT and hairline design. I ended up going with an FUT option to preserve harvest area for the future if I wanted to have another procedure down the line. Advice was honest and balanced and I felt like everything was my decision ultimately.”

— Nathan, Dr Ted Miln’s FUT patient

10. Dr. Ahmad Moussa

Dr. Ahmad Moussa

Clinic: Wimpole Clinic
Clinic reviews: 4.8* – 448 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: GMC, SBNS, BMA, MRCS

Dr. Ahmad Moussa is an experienced neurosurgeon and hair transplant surgeon. As a neurosurgeon, he has more than 15 years of experience performing the most intricate brain surgeries. This experience has stood him in good stead to perform intricate hair transplants.

Trained in both FUT and FUE techniques, Dr. Moussa can combine these techniques to give you the best possible results without resorting to hair transplant overharvesting. He also specialises in beard transplants, so if you’re considering facial hair enhancement Dr. Moussa should be on your shortlist.

before and after afro hair transplant

Before and after FUT transplant. For Dr. Moussa’s specific patient photos, book a free consultation.

“Dr Moussa was the surgeon who performed the hair transplant and he did an outstanding job with very natural results. He previously worked as a brain surgeon so is extremely overqualified.. which is what you want!”

— Louise, Dr Moussa’s FUE patient

11. Dr. Edward Maitland Ball

Dr. Edward Maitland Ball

Clinic: Maitland Clinic
Clinic reviews: 4.9* – 85 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: ISHRS, MRCS, ABHRS, BAHRS, BMA, BCAM

Following his previous work as a member of the skin cancer surgery team at University Hospital Southampton, Dr. Edward Maitland Ball is now the founder and chief hair transplant surgeon at Portsmouth’s Maitland Clinic. To undertake his Fellowship in Hair Restoration Surgery, he worked under the membership of Los Angeles hair transplant surgeon Dr. Craig Ziering. He now has more than 23 years of experience in the industry.

Dr. Maitland Ball has had a hair transplant himself, using the ARTAS FUE robotic system. As a surgeon and former patient, he’s renowned for his empathetic approach to hair transplantation, which leaves patients feeling well-cared for.

before and after hair transplant at the Maitland Clinic

“I’m so grateful to Dr Ball for fixing my hair and one year on I’m left with a much more natural and softer hairline. Dr Ball and his team were so kind throughout and the whole process was handled with care and discretion.”

— Ms H, Dr Maitland Ball’s hair transplant patient

12. Dr. Raghu Reddy

Dr. Raghu Reddy

Clinic: Restore Hair Clinics
Clinic reviews: 4.5* – 13 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: GMC, MRCGP, ISHRS

Dr. Raghu Reddy has been open about his own experiences with hair loss during his time at medical school, and how this impacted his self-esteem. He has also experienced first-hand the impact of trying to fix a bad hair transplant, so his team specialises in hair transplant repair and correction.

Dr. Reddy is known for emphasising the limitations and scope of hair transplant surgery, giving patients a realistic view of what they can expect from their procedure. Please note that Dr. Reddy charges a consultation fee.

before and after hair transplant with Dr. Reddy

“I was very impressed by Dr Reddy’s knowledge and the whole team’s professionalism throughout the process. I have only had my transplanted hair for a couple of weeks, but it is already growing nicely and I’m excited to see the results over the next 9 months.”

— Peter Berry, Dr Berry’s hair transplant patient

13. Dr. Meena Zareie

Dr. Meena Zareie

Clinic: Wimpole Clinic
Clinic reviews: 4.8* – 418 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: GMC, BMA

Dr. Meena Zareie’s career began as a technician and nurse, before deciding to qualify as a doctor at the Medical University of Warsaw. Since then, she has worked with experienced hair transplant surgeons in Georgia and Iran, and now specialises in FUE hair transplants at the Wimpole Clinic.

Known for her precision and attention to detail, Dr. Zareie’s hair transplant technique rivals that of the top hair transplant surgeons in the UK. With more than 1,000 hair transplants under her belt, Dr. Zareie is one of the most sought-after UK hair transplant surgeons.

before and after hair transplant with Dr. Zareie

Before and after FUE transplant. For Dr. Zareie’s specific patient photos, book a free consultation.

“I had a great hair transplant experience at the Wimpole Clinic. Dr. Meena Zareie, Sian, Karen, and Phil were outstanding. From the start, their warm welcome and expertise put me at ease. Mihir also made the whole process seamless, handling the initial consultation, scheduling, and post-op care – including my many questions via WhatsApp!

I highly recommend it to anyone considering a hair transplant to take this journey with the Wimpole Clinic. I’m really excited to see how my results turn out!”

— Mark Kozo, Dr Zareie’s hair transplant patient

14. Drs. Bessam & Nilofer Farjo

Drs. Bessam & Nilofer Farjo

Clinic: Farjo Hair Institute
Clinic reviews: 3.9* – 15 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: GMC, FICS, ABHRS, ISHRS, BAHRS

Dr. Bessam Farjo and Dr. Nilofer Farjo are co-founders of the Farjo Hair Institute, which is located in Manchester. Both qualified as surgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and are now leading hair transplant surgeons.

Dr. Bessam Farjo has had his own experiences with hair loss, which enable him to empathise with many of those seeking hair restoration procedures of their own. He particularly specialises in hair transplantation following burns and other traumatic events.

Dr. Nilofer Farjo, meanwhile, is renowned for her research in the field of hair transplantation. As well as performing quality procedures, she is continually working on research publications that aim to help practitioners better understand the impact of hair loss.

patients at the Farjo Hair Institute

“Dr. Farjo and his team are the best. Absolutely brilliant, professional and diligent. I’d be happy to recommend.”

— Mark Davies, Dr Farjo’s hair transplant patient

15. Dr. Harris Haseeb

Dr. Harris Haseeb

Clinic: Harris Hair Transplant UK
Clinic reviews: 4.9* – 833 reviews
GMC registered: Yes
Professional memberships*: GMC, FRCS

Dr. Harris Haseeb is one of the only hair transplant surgeons working within the NHS. Hair transplants aren’t available on the NHS unless there’s a medical reason for them, which gives Dr. Harris a unique position. He is known for treating those who have suffered burns or other trauma that has compromised their hair.

Although he has used other, older techniques in the past, Dr. Harris now uses FUT and FUE exclusively. He has more than 27 years’ experience and has performed more than 4,000 procedures.

before and after hair transplant with Dr. Harris Haseeb

“Fantastic care, the team made me feel very easy from the start. Mr. Haseeb was fantastic, explained everything in great detail. Very satisfied with the treatment. “

— Paul, Dr Harris’s hair transplant patient

How to decide on a hair transplant surgeon

Ready to create your hair transplant surgeon shortlist? Here are the key things to do.

  • Book multiple consultations. Speaking to multiple surgeons will give you a more rounded view of your hair loss and what you can expect from your hair transplant.
  • Get several graft quotes. Find out how many hair grafts you need from multiple surgeons, so you can be sure you’ll get good coverage without overharvesting.
  • Look at reviews on Realself and Trustpilot. Search for reviews that name your specific surgeon.
  • Check your surgeon’s specialisms. If you have Afro hair, make sure your chosen surgeon has experience working with your hair type.
  • Ask questions. Don’t be shy about asking your surgeon as many questions as you like. (Not sure what to ask? Start with these hair transplant consultation questions.)
  • Consider cost. You don’t need to pay over the odds to get a great hair transplant — but it’s important that your surgeon won’t cut corners.

Book your free consultation at one of the Wimpole Clinic’s nationwide clinic locations and speak to the surgeon of your choice, along with our patient advisors.

15 Best Hair Transplant Surgeons UK, Wimpole Clinic

*Glossary of hair restoration bodies
  • ISHRS — International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons
  • BAHRS — British Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons
  • ESHRS — European Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons
  • GMC — General Medical Council
  • IOT — Institute of Trichologists
  • IDF — Independent Doctors Federation
  • BACS — British Association of Cosmetic Surgeons
  • FRCS — Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • MRCS — Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • RCSED — Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • BMA — British Medical Association
  • BCAM — British College of Aesthetic Medicine
  • ECAMS — European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
  • ACE — Aesthetic Complications Expert Group
  • SBNS — Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • MRCGP — Membership of Royal College of GPs
  • FICS — Fellow of the International College of Surgeons
  • BAAPS — British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Disclaimer: Information regarding the number of surgeries was taken from their websites.

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