David Silva’s Hair Transplant Transformation 

David Silva’s Hair Transplant Transformation 

David Silva is a well-known world-class football player, best remembered for his time at Manchester City when he achieved his peak and shone brightly. Before returning to his childhood club Real Sociedad, the player had 60 goals and almost 90 assists.

David Silva has played all his career with long thick hair, that’s why he shocked all football fans when he completely shaved his hair bald in the summer of 2017. People started noticing his hairline was receding, in the beginning, there were rumors of his hair transplant, but slowly and surely everyone confirmed that David Silva did do a hair transplant. 

After staying with the buzzcut for more than 6 months, his hair started growing back to its long and thick form which is proof that David Silva went through a successful hair transplant. 

What Type of Hair Transplant Did David Silva Get?

Seeing that David Silva had to shave his hair, and afterward, it appeared that he has red acne-looking dots on his scalp, Hair transplant specialists say that he had an  FUE hair transplant.

A report done by the sun says that David Silva had to pay up to 30.000 £ to get his FUE hair transplant. And it was completely worth it after seeing his results after 4 years you would not notice he had a hair transplant because of how successful his results are

What is an FUE Hair Transplant?

During a follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant, individual hair follicles are removed from your skin and implanted elsewhere on your body. This will make the hair in the new location appear thicker.

FUE was designed to be a replacement for the “traditional” follicular unit transplantation (FUT) method. This procedure involves removing a complete portion of skin or scalp, as well as the follicles, and transplanting the skin to the target region.

FUE has grown in popularity over FUT because the technique is less likely to result in a “hair plug” appearance, in which portions of skin or hair do not match the surrounding areas. It will also not leave a big scar, as FUT does. Someone with thinning or balding hair who still has enough hair nearby to use for a transplant is the ideal candidate for an FUE hair transplant.

You may not be eligible for an FUE hair transplant if you don’t have enough healthy or thick hair to transplant to the thinning or balding area. 

Do I Have to Shave My Hair as David Silva Did?

Women can get a hair transplant without shaving their heads since the transplant at the rear of the head is usually hidden by the hair above.

To remove hair from men, the back and sides of the head are generally shaved. It’s up to you whether to leave the hair on top or go the David Silva approach and start from scratch!

Your hair transplant surgeon will be able to discuss this with you and customize your transplant strategy based on what works best for you.

How Does the FUE Transplant Work?

The three-phase cycle of hair development and renewal shortens as you get older until follicles no longer regrow hairs. This process is different for everyone. Some people begin to bald in their twenties, while others bald much later in life. 

An FUE hair transplant restores hair by replacing these old follicles with new follicles that are still able to grow hair.

Following the transplant, the follicles will be supported by blood vessels and will begin to develop hair in the region where there was previously thin hair or balding.

What to Expect After an FUE Hair Transplant?

For around 3 days, you may experience swelling or pain. Here are some aftercare recommendations from your doctor:

  • For at least three days, avoid getting your hair wet.
  • Once you begin shampooing your hair, use mild, unscented shampoos for a few weeks.
  • Take a couple of days off work to aid in the healing process.
  • For at least three weeks, don’t comb or brush your new hair.
  • Wear hats, beanies, or other head coverings only if your doctor has given you the all-clear.
  • For at least a week, refrain from engaging in any severe physical exercise.

During the healing process, some hairs may fall out. This is quite normal. After 3 to 4 months, you should begin to see a difference. Your hair may not come back as thick as planned depending on the health of your transplanted hair.