Comedian Rob Brydon’s hairline has changed over the years, leading to speculation that he’s undergone a hair transplant. While these rumours have never officially been confirmed, his strong hairline transformation suggests some kind of intervention.
In this article, we’ll reveal everything that’s known about Rob Brydon’s hair transplant, including what his pre-transplant hair looked like, the estimated graft count, and the estimated cost.
While Rob’s current hairline looks great, it appears that, like most men at some point in their lives, he has symptoms of male pattern baldness.
Telltale signs of male pattern baldness in Rob’s hair include:
These symptoms were also visible during Rob’s role as Bryn in Gavin and Stacey, although he wears a side-swept hairstyle to hide his receding hairline:
Like many other celebrities who have hair transplants, Rob Brydon has never officially confirmed his hair transplant. But his hairline has improved in recent years, a fact he alluded to in his show The Trip:
“For some time now my head has been feeling a lot warmer but I was unable to put my finger on the reason why.”
So does this mean Rob Brydon has had a hair transplant? Not necessarily. While we can’t rule it out, there are other ways Rob might have tackled his male pattern baldness. These include:
Could these medications alone have transformed Rob Brydon’s hairline? It’s possible, but maybe not that likely. Medical therapy tends to have more impact when it’s used in the earlier stages of hair loss, while Rob’s hair loss had progressed to Norwood stage 4 prior to treatment.
So based on the difference between Rob’s former and current hairline (along with his wry comments on the matter), it’s safe to assume he has probably had some form of hair transplantation.
As you can see, Rob has a noticeable straighter, thicker hairline in more recent photographs, with much more density through the mid-scalp.
Rob’s thicker hairline makes him appear younger and more confident — two key reasons many people undergo a hair transplant.
Interestingly, Rob Brydon allowed a journalist to inspect his hair for signs of a hair transplant. The journalist concluded that there was “no sign of trichological jiggery-pokery.”
Unlike Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), which can leave a small scar in the donor area, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplants tend to leave no trace. This suggests that if Rob has had a hair transplant, he probably chose the FUE hair transplantation method.
Other benefits of FUE hair transplants include:
Based on the extent of Rob’s hair loss, it’s likely he’s had approximately 1,500 to 3,000 hair grafts to fill out his thinning areas and straighten his hairline. His hair loss mainly affects zones one, two, and three.
It’s possible that Rob Brydon has had multiple hair transplants, though not necessarily likely. His results could have been achieved in a single session, especially if his graft count was on the lower end of the spectrum. A 1,500-graft hair transplant is routinely completed in a single session.
Assuming Rob got his hair transplant in the UK, where hair transplant costs tend to be a little higher than some overseas clinics, his hair transplant probably cost around £6,500. This is based on a 2,000-graft hair transplant at the UK national average rate of £3.25 per graft.
However Rob Brydon has improved his hair, and his current hairline looks great. Here are the results of Rob Brydon’s successful hair transplant procedure.
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