If you ever heard someone tell you to “get your head together’ I don’t think that they were tell you to get a new head as these researchers did here:

This is a technical challenge for the surgeons doing these head transplant, but it is a real ethical issue for me as we know monkeys are thinking, feeling beings.

I have heard from reliable sources that Donald Trump has had more than one scalp surgery to treat balding over 20 years ago. Many people who have had the older types of hair transplant procedures from the 1980s and 1990s often received deforming procedures that caused significant scarring on the scalp. Visible deformities can be covered up with good styling camouflage. In the 1980s and early 1990s, the hair transplants were created by pencil sized plugs and were often accompanied by hideous looking scalp reduction scars which, when the surgeon tried to cut out a bald scalp, left terrible deformities on the scalp. Today, hair transplants are created by moving hair in their natural growing groups of between 1-4 hairs each from the back and the sides of the head to where the balding problem exists.

I have heard that Donald Trump was a victim of these outdated techniques. Putting things together and relating it to my vast experience with patients who came to me to treat such deformities with ‘comb-overs’ or ‘comb-forward’ hair styles to hide these hideous deformities, I would guess that Donald Trump is a victim of these old surgical procedures and uses his now distinct hair style to cover it up. As long as he maintains this hair style and does not lose more hair, he will hold his iconic look.

The good news is that most people who were so victimized, have since come to be repaired with the more modern techniques developed over the past 20 years or so. Vice President Joe Biden is a good example of a politician who used to have a pluggy frontal hairline. Now, he proudly shows off a nice, frontal hairline with no evidence of any preexisting problems. I suspect, that Donald Trump is hiding something similar, using his dyed blonde hair and his ‘comb-forward’ hair style to hide his secret.

CHICAGO – A Cook County woman is suing a physician, alleging negligence, after her husband died while undergoing an elective hair restoration procedure in December 2014. The suit alleges that despite the patient’s history of heart disease, no EKG monitoring was used during the operation, which may have prevented his death. This is now the second death that I am aware of. The need for proper monitoring during any surgery is critical during any surgical procedure and I think patients would insist on having the doctor on-hand able to handle any eventuality that occurs that puts you at risk. Some doctors are know to leave the office during a hair transplant procedure leaving the care of their patients to technicians. Both Dr. Pak and I are experience and trained in advanced life support so we can handle any emergency that occurs.  Hair transplantation (including FUE) is a surgical procedure and as such, REQUIRES the doctor’s presence through the entire procedure and that the doctor is prepared for any eventuality. We have done over 15,000 surgeries without incidence.

FUE review at New Hair Institute

FUE review at New Hair Institute


FUE review at New Hair Institute

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FUE review at New Hair Institute

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This patient is not going bald. He may be classified as a Norwood 2 or as having a mature hair line.   He had the surgery because he did not like his raised corner hair line.  He wanted a lower, relatively straight juvenile hair line (he once had).  He was old enough (over 30 years old) where chances of him losing more hair or shock hair loss was minimal. He understood this is a cosmetic procedure and was made aware he may need more than one surgery to achieve the density he was looking for.

He chose the FUE method of graft harvesting since he wanted the flexibility to keep his hair buzzed or kept short.

The total number of grafts he received was 1600 grafts.  He had two separate FUE procedures of 800 grafts with each surgery spaced out about 1 year apart.  The final result you see is after 2 years.  If you click on the photos for a close up ZOOM you can see that the density achieved was close to normal (non-balding) hair density.  The reason he needed TWO (2) separate surgeries was because you cannot fit 1600 grafts in such a tight space.  Each graft can be about the size of a rice grain.  After the hairs have grown out, you can fit another graft in between the spaces.

He occasionally attends our monthly Open House events if anyone would like to meet him in person.

A German carpenter named Clemens Bimek has developed a vasectomy valve that he has tested on himself

My question relates to wind exposure. I’ve read on this blog (and elsewhere) that there is no correlation between exposure to high wind gusts and hair loss.

However, I’ve also read here that most of the hairs shed daily “blow out in the wind,” and from showering, styling, etc.

I live in Chicago where I have been exposed to wind gusts in excess of 30 mph. Can this cause hair loss or would I only be losing what was already bound to be lost?

Thanks Doc!

Wind does not cause hair loss other than the fact it may blow away falling hair. Hair loss in men in most cases is due to genetic male pattern balding. Hair loss occurs in a pattern (thus the term). If your theory of the windy city (Chicago) is true, you would see more bald men and women in Chicago. I don’t believe Donald Trump is from Chicago.