Gogglebox star Chris Butland-Steed

Hair Transplant

Gogglebox’s Chris Butland-Steed has had his third hair transplant in three years after he began losing his hair in his 20s. Pictured before (left) and after the treatment

Around 1,500 hair grafts or more than 3,000 individual hairs were taken from the back and sides of his scalp and replanted in the balding area around his crown.

Chris who has starred in the Channel 4 show since it started five years ago, said: ‘There is no point denying it – I am the vainest man in the world.

Around 1,500 hair grafts or more than 3,000 individual hairs were taken from the back and sides of his scalp and replanted in the balding area around his crown

Chris sought the help of Harley Street surgeon Asim Shahmalak from Crown Clinic.

He continued: ‘I would be completely bald like my dad now if I had not sought help from Mr Shahmalak.

‘He has very patiently replaced all my lost hair over the last two years and ensured I have the same glorious full head of hair I had when I was teenager.

‘This third hair transplant is the final piece in the jigsaw and I won’t require any further surgery.

Chris (pictured wearing a wig) says that years of bullying left him highly insecure about his appearance

The hair stylist, who describes himself as the ‘vainest man in the world’, says he now feels completely happy and confident

‘I can wear my hair any way that I want and feel completely happy and confident about my appearance. The self-confidence these procedures have given me has been priceless.’

Chris, who appears on Gogglebox with his ex-boyfriend, hairdresser Stephen Webb, said he is still haunted by the bullying he suffered as a child.

He said: ‘It all came down to the fact that I was the camp boy at school. They called me Chrissy Sissy and created deep insecurities about my appearance that remain to this day.

‘I have always wanted to defy those bullies by looking as good as I could and I definitely didn’t want to be completely bald like my dad.

Top of Chris Butland -Steed’s crown following his hair transplant with Asim Shahmalak which was his third and final treatment

 Chris had his second treatment ahead of his wedding last July in Brighton to landscape gardener Tony Butland

‘I am lucky that the whole hair transplant industry has been transformed in the last ten years and you can now get a beautiful natural look and keep hold of your hair.

‘It’s no exaggeration to say that I look ten years younger as a result of the procedures and it has completely changed my life.’

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