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I have heard that Donald Trump was a victim of these outdated techniques.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.