After video footage released last week of President Donald Trump’s exposed bald spot, plastic surgeons are saying that the mark on Trump’s skull appears to be a sign of surgery, and have speculated that has either received a scalp reduction treatment or a hair transplant, based on what they’ve seen.
The video shows President Trump and his hair fighting the wind while climbing the steps to board Air Force One from the Joint Air Base Andrews prior to his flight to Mar-a-Lago. Trump’s usually meticulously coiffed hairdo betrayed him, however, when a sudden burst of wind cause his hair to flap to one side and expose an obvious bald spot, or scar on the back of the President’s head.
Trump’s ex-wife Ivana, in a divorce deposition, claimed that Trump received scalp reduction surgery in 1989; but Trump denied that he had the procedure – insisting on a number of occasions that his hair is very real and very much his own.
In Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, it is claimed that Trump underwent scalp reduction treatment, and the Daily Beast has discussed the matter with two plastic surgeons.
The procedure, which sees to the cutting away of bald scalp areas from the crown in order to push hair-covered parts of the scalp close together.
Dr Lisa Ishii, a Johns Hopkins University professor of otolaryngology, told the Daily Beast that the procedure is both dangerous and difficult, and said, “Scalp skin is very stiff skin. It’s very hard to pull together the skin edges and get them to close to each other if you cut out anything beyond a half-dollar size piece of skin. If you had a large bald area, you’d have to have several procedures in a row before you actually achieved your goal to cut out the bald spot, You can’t do it in one fell swoop.”
Dr. Ishii also added that in the 1990s, scalp reduction surgery was eventually replaced by the much more effective and safer method of the hair transplant procedure – which Dr. Ishii contends Trump likely had, since the reduction surgery would have been rounding out at the time as “an outdated procedure.”
Dr. Samuel Lam is the owner of the Lam Institute for Hair Restoration; and he does not agree with Ishii’s assessment. Dr. Lam said, “If you see a vertical incision on the back of the scalp on the crown, that’s very typical of a scalp reduction,” and he added that the President “most likely” had the operation.
Something had to be done in order to maintain that helmet of a hairdo over the years. Do you think Trump received scalp reduction or hair transplants?
See video below:
Trump's Hair – Dust in the Wind 😂 pic.twitter.com/rwDISGljyC
— Tommy Decentralized (@TDecentralized) February 7, 2018