Rob Brydon’s Hair Transplant: The Welsh Star’s Transformation

In today’s world of social media, looks are essential, especially for celebrities. They are constantly under a lens, and their appearance is significant. Especially when it comes to getting big projects in the film industry, the looks gain more importance.

This is why many celebrities opt for cosmetic surgeries and hair transplants to continue looking perfect and ageless on screen. One such example is the renowned actor Rob Brydon. You must have heard about Rob Brydon’s hair transplant rumours and we think that the rumours might be true. So, let’s find out the details!

Who Is Rob Brydon?

Robert Brydon Jones is a welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer and impressionist. He is most known for playing Bryn West in the sitcom Gavin and Stacey. 

Although he is a comedian, Brydon has played not only comedic but also serious roles throughout his career. He has starred in television shows like Marion and Geoff, The Keith Barret Show, Retentive, Gavin and Stacey, Would I lie to you, The trip, The Rob Brydon Show, The guess list, and Human Remains. Brydon also starred alongside Sir Kenneth Branagh in the play called “The Painkiller” at Belfast’s lyric theatre. 

Besides acting, Brydon has also done many other projects, and they were all very successful. He attended the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. However, he left after a year to join Radio Welsh. 

Brydon is also a great impressionist and makes impressions of Sir Alec Guinness, James Dean, Michael J. Fox, Sir Toby Jones, and others. Did you think that it is over? Actually no. He is a voice-over artist too. He has done voice-over work in television advertising for Renault, Tango, The Times, Tesco, Abbey National, McDonald’s, pot Noodle, etc. 

Rob Brydon has been popping everywhere from adverts to films and entertaining us for over 20 years. He has had a very long and busy career and is still going strong. 

What Was Rob Brydon’s Hair Loss Pattern?

It looks like Rob Bryrdon was losing hair due to androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. It is one of the most common causes of hair loss in men and women and occurs due to a combination of genetics and hormones.

Brydon’s hair loss had started to become noticeable in his early 40s. And in a few years, he was a Norwood 6 – which is when the hair loss is very extensive.

If you compare his 2007 pictures to his 2009 pictures, you can see a high difference. In his 2007 pics, Brydon’s hairline is receding, but the growth around his head’s back and side look healthy, making him an ideal candidate for a hair transplant. 

Rob Brydon’s hair in 2007:

Rob Brydon’s hair in 2008 at about Norwood 6:

In his 2009 photographs, after his hair transplant, the growth on top of his scalp looks just as dense as around the sides. Although he hasn’t confirmed that he had undergone any kind of hair transplant procedure, he has hinted about it a few times in a joking way. Here’s what Brydon’s hair looked like in 2009:

In his chat with Steve Coogan, his co-star in the ‘Sky Comedy The Trip,’ Brydon said:” you have got to ask yourself a question – “Am I going to sit by idly, while Rome burns, fiddling, or am I going to find a fire hydrant and get to the source of the blaze”? Besides this, Brydon has also made other similar comments that pointed toward his hair transplant. 

Though he jokingly said,  “For some time now, my head has been feeling a lot warmer, but I was unable to put my finger on the reason why.” But after analysing his pictures, it is safe to confirm that Rob Brydon’s hair transplant is very real.

What Are The Signs Of Rob Brydon’s Hair Transplant?

Even at 55, Brydon looks younger than ever. The reason for this is his incredibly thick hair and the secret of his hair transplant surgery. 

In 2008, Brydon took a break from television and films and was nowhere to be seen and photographed. The hair transplant aftercare process takes 8 to 12 months. Keeping that in mind, he probably had a hair transplant procedure in 2008.

When he returned to screens in 2009, there was a significant change in his appearance. The growth on top of his scalp looked just as dense as around the sides. Brydon’s hairline was also restored, and his hair appeared thicker. So, the rumours of Rob Brydon’s hair transplant started.

Rob Brydons hair in 2014
Rob Brydon’s hair in 2014/Image Credit: PunkToad from Oakland, US, Rob Brydon and Michael Winterbottom (12096839555)CC BY 2.0

Brydon never confirmed getting a hair transplant, and whenever asked about it, he waved it away jokingly. In 2016 Brydon invited a journalist to inspect his hair when the rumours about his hair transplant arose. The journalist noticed that there were “no signs of technological jiggery-pokery.” 

Brydon claims that the change in his hairline is due to “inexplicable regrowth.” However, after comparing his 2007 hairline to 2009, you can notice that in his 2009 pictures, his hairline appears thicker, which very much makes it seem like he got something done. 

Which Surgical Technique Was Used for Rob Brydon’s Hair Transplant?

Brydon’s hair growth can’t be natural because, in your 40s and 50s, you cannot achieve that amount of change no matter what products or medications you use for hair growth. 

If Brydon has undergone a hair transplant, his surgeon has done an excellent job skillfully filling out the front of his hairline. His hair looks better than ever, appearing more thicker. It also looks very natural and well done. But which technique did he choose for his hair transplant procedure? 

There are two primary techniques for hair transplant: FUT and FUE. In follicular unit transplantation (FUT), the surgeon cut out a strip of the scalp from the back of your head and implant it.

In follicular unit extraction (FUE), the hair follicles are directly cut out from the back and implanted. It was evident that Brydon chose the FUE transplant procedure as his results are very high quality, natural, and blended with his hair. 

FUE VS FUT hair transplant

In 2009 after the FUE hair transplant recovery process was completed, Brydon appeared on-screen everywhere, flaunting his new hairline and thicker and fuller hair.

As an actor, getting a hair transplant to fix his hairline opened new opportunities for him in the film industry. He looked much younger, more refreshing, and handsome than before.

In Conclusion

It shouldn’t be surprising for you to read how Rob Brydon’s hair transplant changed his life entirely. His receding hairline was his biggest insecurity.

However, after getting a hair transplant, he became much more confident and booming in his life. It opened a new array of job opportunities for him in the film industry, and he started feeling good about himself.

We all have some insecurities, there are certain parts of our bodies that we dislike, and they lower our self-confidence and esteem. If hair loss is the reason for your insecurity like Brydon, worry no more! We have got you covered! 

Reviewed and Approved by Dr. Cagla Yuksel.

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