How a hair transplant transformed Antonio Conte’s appearance
There are several high-profile individuals in the football world who have reaped the benefits of a good hair transplant. It’s no secret that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had the procedure done, and his hair looks great throughout the football season. But the Premiership manager who has seen the best results from a hair transplant is Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
A quick search online will show you that a great number of football fans have searched for terms like ‘Conte Hair Loss’ or ‘Antonio Conte Hair Transplant’, and this is a testament to the impressive results he has been able to achieve with his hair. Those who remember him during his days as a player will recall that, like a lot of men, Antonio Conte began losing his hair through his late 20s and early 30s. At the time, he was a successful and popular player in Serie A, and represented his country regularly with the Italian national team.
There are many pictures floating around of him from this period, and it is very clear to see he was suffering from advanced male pattern baldness.
Since retiring as a player and entering the world of management, Conte has undergone at least two hair transplant procedures to cover the balding areas at the front of his hairline. It is most likely that he opted for a FUE transplant, which stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. This involves removing individual grafts from the back and sides of the scalp, then replanting them in the balding regions. A lot of patients come to Vera Clinic looking for a FUE transplant.
This is a recent development, as just five years ago, most patients asked for the more traditional hair transplant method know as FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation). The main advantage of FUE, as opposed to FUT, is that there will be less scarring. The majority of FUE patients have only a few red pin pricks from where the donor hair is taken, and these go away after a few weeks.
More money, less problems
FUE is a little more expensive than FUT because of the extra time it takes to carry out the procedure. This is because individually removing donor grafts is more time consuming than taking a full strip of skin for a transplant. But opting for the cheaper alternative will mean you are left with a lined scar on the scalp where the donor hair strip is removed. This heals, and the scar will be covered up if you grow your hair out long enough, but if you like to keep your hair short then FUE is definitely the better option.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has never spoken out publicly about his hair transplants, so we can’t say for certain which method he used. But in either case, congratulations are in order for his transplant surgeon, because the results are excellent. If you want to achieve similar results for your hair, our elite team at Vera Clinic can deliver. If you would like to ask some questions or book an initial consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we would love to hear from you!