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.
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.
Clinic: Wimpole ClinicClinic reviews: 4.8* – 448 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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 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
Clinic: Wimpole ClinicClinic reviews: 4.8* – 448 reviews GMC registered: YesProfessional 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.
“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
Clinic: Harley St. Private PracticeClinic reviews: Not availableGMC registered: YesProfessional 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.
“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
Clinic: Wimpole ClinicClinic reviews: 4.8* – 448 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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.
“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:
Clinic: The Glasgow ClinicClinic reviews: 4.8* – 51 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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.
“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
Clinic: Wimpole ClinicClinic reviews: 4.8* – 448 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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 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
Clinic: Paradigm ClinicClinic reviews: 3.7* – 6 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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.
“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
Clinic: Wimpole Clinic & Mayfair Hair ClinicClinic reviews: 4.8* – 448 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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.
“A colleague recommended Mayfair Hair Clinic and they have exceeded my expectations – a level above the rest!”
— Danny Ings, Premier League & England Footballer
Clinic: Head Quarters Hair TransplantsClinic reviews: 4.9* – 78 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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.
“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
Clinic: Wimpole ClinicClinic reviews: 4.8* – 448 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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 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
Clinic: Maitland ClinicClinic reviews: 4.9* – 85 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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.
“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
Clinic: Restore Hair ClinicsClinic reviews: 4.5* – 13 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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.
“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
Clinic: Wimpole ClinicClinic reviews: 4.8* – 418 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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 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
Clinic: Farjo Hair InstituteClinic reviews: 3.9* – 15 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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.
“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
Clinic: Harris Hair Transplant UKClinic reviews: 4.9* – 833 reviewsGMC registered: YesProfessional 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.
“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
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