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Beard Transplant Surgery

Almost 50% of males find it difficult to grow a full, healthy beard or sideburns with even growth and no patchy areas.

One answer to this problem can be beard transplant surgery, a simple solution that alleviates bald patches, creating a full healthy beard or even a well-shaped goatee.

Loss of facial hair can be immediately apparent and is hard to disguise, leading to even the smartest of men appearing somewhat ungroomed.

There are a number of reasons that it may be considered advantageous to grow a beard; but transplanting facial hair makes it possible to grow and maintain sideburns, a beard or even a moustache, giving a very masculine appearance.

Whilst facial hair fashions often change, the wish for many men to develop a beard or sideburns will always exist. However, for some men, even those who take good care of their appearance and consume a healthy diet, this can be an issue. This could be down to genetic hair growth patterns, or even as a result of damage.

Beard restoration surgery can completely alter the appearance of your face, giving it a more contoured line and a fuller, more neatly shaved look.

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Friendly. kind and profesional. There is a parking in front of the clinic.
I Balaburov
13:42 13 Aug 18
Jonny is always helpful and willing to answer any problems or questions, awaiting procedure so will update again after this
Jacob Kelly
14:21 10 Feb 18
Thank you everybody at The Wimpole Clinic. My hair transplant is fantastic. I had 2711 grafts inserted into my scalp. In the initial stages a mild scalp infection, which was quickly and easily treated, slowed matters down somewhat but I didn’t give up. With help and advice from Dr May and Paru I have managed to get to one year post-op and the results are unbelievable. Thank you also to Derek and Jonny, and all the nurses who kept my spirits up. Christine
Christine Goodwin
12:20 07 Feb 17
Very happy with friendly atmosphere and staff makes you feel at home. Dr. May is a real gem, Derek, manager - makes every possible effort to help patients and staff. Rest of the team is just incredible. I highly recommend this clinic.
Paru Shukla
11:03 20 Sep 16
I had a hair transplant at the Wimpole Clinic in January, a method they call the FUT, this was done by Dr Michael May and his team, I am so Pleased with the results and would certainly recommend if you are looking at restoring your hair to meet Dr Michael May and his team the relaxed atmosphere certainly put me at ease..Derek
Derek Bailey
12:28 21 Nov 16
Two years ago I went for my 1st hair transplant with Mr DSouza and this was done on the crown of my head, everything that was explained to me about the process and what would happen, I followed the aftercare plan I was given to the letter. I said that if it was successful I would go back to have the front done. Well two years on and the results was a great success, so I decided to go back to Mr DeSouza and have him do the front. Again so far all has gone to plan, already things are looking much better and i know I still have a bit of a way to go yet before the final results from this time, but already seeing a vast improvement and have every faith in Mr DeSouza and his team. They looked after me, arranged a overnight stay before my Surgery, so that took away the stress of getting to the clinic on time on the morning of the op. Mr DeSouzas team were fantastic, friendly, we were talking and they all made me feel comfortable as possible during the procedure. Would I recommend The DeSouza Clinic, goes without saying definitely, without any doubt.
Dean Humphreys
20:19 28 Nov 18
From start to finish the A team excels so much. Nice to know all around high quality still exists in UK which money cant buy
warren landmark
22:12 19 Mar 19
I couldn't have asked for a better result! I have to wear my head everyday, I wouldn't compromise my results for anything. I had lots of questions but right from start to finish I was made to feel comfortable and I felt that the staff would take good care of me. By surgery day, I knew exactly what to expect and what my results would be like. Best decision I ever made! Thank you Wimpole!
Susan Smiles
10:39 21 Mar 19
Consistently getting good service, welcoming staff, solid information and most importantly, results driven!
Michelle P
10:34 21 Mar 19
very professional outfit and very much customer focused. Jonny's consultation was very thorough and informative
Biruntha Vaheeswaran
22:21 29 Mar 19
After 6months my results have been really good...I could not have asked for a better outcome! Very pleased and would highly recommend Dr May and his team for their honesty and the smooth, relaxed process!
Michael Porter
08:26 04 Apr 19
Very informative and great communication
Peter Sears
09:16 05 Apr 19
I recently visited the Wimpole Clinic to receive 2,000 grafts as my early hair loss took its toll on me and my confidence. The service I received was exceptional.. I would like to thank Warren for his immaculate service throughout my consultation and then the handling of my account throughout the build up to my surgery. I would also like to note that Billie and her team were amazing, comforting, clearly highly skilled and their service lead on with the same excellence as that I received during my build up - leading to an amazing and seamless process. I honestly could not be happier with what I received on the day and prior, which led me to write such a passionate review. I am in service management at a senior level myself and I appreciate any excellence in the field and sincerely genuine people when I meet them.I look forward to seeing the results of my transplant develop and staying in touch with those at the winpole clinic!I spent some time researching this procedure and trying to find the right surgery for me. Anybody in the same boat, I highly recommend.Thanks again guys and apologies for being a fidget!
14:38 31 May 19
Eyebrow hair transplant I had an eyebrow tattoo many years ago where I did not have hair at the ends of my eyebrows. I visited many clinics in London for consultation and after long research, I decided to do the FUT transplant at Wimpole clinic. The process took around 8 hours.I experienced little bruising and swollen left eyebrow. The wound at the back of my head was painful but controlled by pain killers for around 7-10 days. Doctor May took a small part from the skin at the back of my head. Sandra prepared donor hair under microscope.And Billi was an artist and perfectionist in reshaping both eyebrows in a way that no one can tell that these ends are transplanted. They looked completely natural, thick and perfect. She also filled the gaps that showed the tattoo at the beginnings. Warren followed up with me day by day till the 10th day where I returned back to my work.That was my experience with Wimpole clinic. I highly recommend it and if time goes back, I will re choose it again for this procedure.Amazing consistent and professional team with 6 stars.
Mary T
16:03 19 Jun 19
Beard Transplant

Before & After

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Beard Transplant Procedure

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Beard Transplant Process

Hair Preparation

The donor area is prepared by washing and shaving an area from the side or back of the head normally ear to ear. A local anaesthetic is applied to reduce discomfort whilst the beard transplant surgeon uses a state of the art electronic punch to extract the individual hair grafts. An antiseptic dressing is applied to the donor area which can be removed the following day.

Hair Extraction

The grafts are extracted using a 0.9mm electronic punch and categorised into grafts containing one, two or three hairs. Once selected by Wimpole’s technicians, the hairs are then prepared for transplantation to the new hairline area. The hair extraction process process typically takes between 1 to 3 hours depending on the number of grafts to be extracted.

Hair Placement

The new boundary for your beard is marked before small incisions are made shortly before the graft commences. The hair grafts are placed evenly into the small openings to match your existing beard pattern, angle and desired density. A typical beard placement procedure can take between 1 to 3 hours and the results will be instantly noticeable.

The Aftercare Plan

An aftercare pack is provided that contains special shampoos and information on how to care for your transplanted hair. You’ll have a hair examination after 1 month to check the progress of your hair transplant. This will be followed up with a complimentary high-frequency laser treatment session that will promote hair growth. You’ll also receive advice on how best to care for your new hair.

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Beard Restoration Methods

The beard restoration procedure starts with the extraction of the donated hair follicles; this is carried out using either FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) or FUT (follicular unit transplant).

FUE works by directly taking the donor follicles from the head, a tiny semi-circular shallow cut is made which allows each follicle to be removed directly from the head. This is then grafted straight onto the beard area.

FUT is a innovative technology which requires the hair follicles to be carefully collected and then working under a microscope many tiny, natural-looking grafts are created ready for implantation.

With both FUE and FUT, scarring to the donor area is kept as slight as possible, giving hair the chance to grow through the scar tissue and ensuring there will be no hair loss in this area. These procedures have been proven to offer excellent results, but finding the treatment that’s right for you will depend on your specific needs and desires.


Every Wimpole Clinic patient is provided with an aftercare pack that contains information on how to look after your transplanted hair. In addition to this, your aftercare pack will also contain specialist products such as shampoos that will aid in the healing and recovery process.

We also include:

  • 3-day post procedure visit for a hair wash
  • 24-hour surgical hotline for aftercare
  • Advice on types of shampoo
  • Hair blood test
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Our Prices

FUE Hair Transplant
Angled To Follow Hair Pattern
Most Popular Technique
No Visible Scaring
Stimulating Laser Session
FUT Hair Transplant
Aftercare Checkups
Less Expensive Than FUE
Fine Linear Scar
Stimulating Laser Session
Beard Transplant
Moustache To Full Beard
FUT & FUE Procedures
Fill In Bald Patches
Increase Beard Density
Eyebrow Transplant
Angled To Follow Hair Pattern
Restore Eyebrows
Increase Eyebrow Density
Aftercare Included

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Beard Transplant Questions

Is beard transplant surgery painful?

No. The procedure is performed under local anesthetic and mild sedation. This means that both the donor and recipient sites are totally desensitised. You will experience discomfort when the anesthetic is initially applied. Surprisingly patients feel very little discomfort and can watch TV, listen to music or chat during the procedure. Some patients experience some discomfort 1-3 days after the surgery which is easily controlled with mild pain relief such as Paracetamol.

Will the results look natural?

Yes. Hair is carefully and strategically placed with microscopically dissected follicular units (the gold standard of individual and naturally occurring groups of 1-4 hairs). The gold standard yields the highest number of transplanted hairs in such a fashion that creates the most pleasing and natural looking hair. It is impossible for those who do not know to detect transplanted hair from your existing or natural hair.

Will the transplanted beard feel itchy?

After your procedure, you will notice some swelling around the treated area followed by scabbing. This is completely normal and no different to how your skin reacts to cuts and scrapes. The treated area of your face is trying to heal itself, so the best way to let it heal is by leaving it alone.

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Are there side-effects from a beard transplant?

Side-effects, if patients carefully follow the after-care guidance given by their beard transplant specialist, are minimal. However, since a transplant is a surgical procedure, patients can expect some general tenderness, redness and low-level swelling to occur in the facial area during the period very soon after the beard transplant surgery (usually about 5 days). With care and patience, this will naturally heal.

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Can I have my beard, side burns or goatee replaced?

Yes. If you are missing patches of facial hair, a transplant to a man’s face will give you back a full, thick beard, sideburns, moustache or goatee. The principles are the same as a regular hair transplant to your scalp. After a beard procedure, you will be able to shave and style your facial hair however you wish.

The number of grafts can range from a few hundred to a few thousand. To provide a natural appearance, the hairs are transplanted as individual (and sometimes two hair) grafts. Great care is taken to assure natural growth and appearance including the careful placement of the grafts at the exact angle and direction of typical growth. Once placed, the microscopically dissected grafts of a beard transplant are permanent. The procedure is essentially painless as is the recovery period. For the first 5 days after the procedure, care is needed to keep the transplanted area absolutely dry. By the second day, you can resume non-strenuous activities.


Will my beard hair fall out after the procedure?

The transplanted hairs will fall out after about 2 weeks and then start to re-grow some three months later where they will continue to grow for a lifetime. A beard transplant can conceal scarring (such as acne) or trauma (such as scars, burns or accident). The new growth will not fall out and will require normal trimming, shaving or styling to

How Young is Too Young For a Beard Transplant?

Beard transplant surgery, when done by an experienced beard transplant surgeon, is very safe. How young you are when this procedure is performed will not increase your risk of negative health effects or serious infection. However, if the procedure is done too early, there are a few unpleasant cosmetic issues that may arise as a result. The most common issue being bald patches forming in areas of the face where the transplants did not occur.

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Our Specialists

Mr. Michael May (FRCS)
Mr. Michael May (FRCS)

About Michael May Mr Michael May FRCS is Principal of The Wimpole Clinic and has been at the forefront of medical advances in hair transplant surgery for over three decades.…

Ivana Jaluvkova
Ivana Jaluvkova

Iva has a degree in microbiology and chose to get involved in the art of hair restoration. She has been with us for the last four years as a very…

Bilijana Djordevic
Bilijana Djordevic

Bili, as she is known to her patients and colleagues, comes from a medical background in Cardiac and Thoracic surgery, and has for the last 22 years specialised in eyebrow…

Linda Orsler
Linda Orsler

Linda is the registered nurse at the Wimpole Clinic, and has been with the clinic since 1976. She was one of the first nurses to carry out hair transplant surgery…

Paru Shukla
Paru Shukla

Paru Shukla is a qualified trichologist from the Institute of Trichologists, London and received the John Mason award for excellence. She has been in the medical field since 2005 and…