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Ben Reeves Here Today, Hair Tomorrow

Here Today, Hair Tomorrow

Charlton Athletic, Milton Keynes Dons and Northern Ireland international professional footballer Ben Reeves recently underwent a successful hair replacement procedure with the Surgery Group. 

The treatment, costing £5,000, was undertaken at the practice’s Harley Street facility under the direction of Surgeon Dr. Hassan Nurein, an experienced cosmetic surgeon who is a respected member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He was assisted by  Dr. Mo and their experienced team of hair technicians Eva, Sian and Annie.

Ben was referred by one of his friends and decided that he was going to be open about his decision to have a hair transplant. It is no longer something that men have to worry about, as hair restoration surgery has gained mainstream popularity due not only to the very successful treatment of celebrities, but also the fact they are happy to acknowledge and talk about it.

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Dr. Nurein is very highly skilled in both the Follicular Unit Transplant (strip method) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). He is fully aware that hair loss for men (and also for women) can affect peoples’ self-confidence, very much in the same way as body image does, especially for those continually under public scrutiny. That he is an acknowledged expert in his field sees Dr. Nurein’s travel to national and international conferences and workshops to continually improve his skills further in his successful efforts to provide maximum levels of care for his patients.

Originally planned for last year, Surgery Group postponed the procedure because of Ben’s footballing commitments, and it only went ahead recently.

Watch Ben’s video blog on YouTube

Ben had approximately 1800 grafts (3600 hairs) transplanted using the FUE method (this is a quite minimally-invasive hair transplant method where individual hair follicles are transplanted under local anaesthetic and with virtually no pain). The entire procedure took around six hours, with a break for lunch. After a couple of weeks Ben will see the hairs fall out leaving healthy bulbs under the scalp.

It will take only about three months for Ben’s new hairs to break through and they will continue to thicken for the next 12 months.

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Ben played for Charlton this season and was part of their superb promotion-winning squad.

While 60% of Surgery Groups business is referrals, they are always more than happy to welcome high profile patients, especially when they share their experiences publicly.  However, this is guaranteed not to be a prerequisite for receiving the best treatment available, so anyone requiring treatment will always receive a VIP welcome!

If you’d like more information, email info@surgerygroup.co.uk call 0800 832 1899, Text/WhatsApp 07855 565558 for an informal and no-obligation chat

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Working Safely

  • Routinely asking patients for relevant COVID-19 history of their own health and people they are in contact with. It is important that patients provide accurate information.
  • Following social distancing guidelines by limiting the contact of patients with one another whether in consultation or in a procedure and will arrange waiting room seating accordingly.
  • Using suitable equipment/PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as recommended by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) or another equivalent governmental agency.
  • Routinely using relevant health histories and daily temperature monitoring of all clinic staff and patients as part of their strategy to prevent contagion. Additionally, and where available, follows all government guidelines on use of testing to monitor staff.
  • In addition to using proper PPE, each clinic uses appropriate cleansing, disinfecting and sterilization procedures throughout the office/clinic. Also, uses proper waste disposal methods for any materials that could be contaminated.
  • Advising patients of handwashing protocols in the office/clinic and how to change gloves, gown and masks.
  • Assuring the public that the staff have received additional training with regards to proper COVID-19 infection control methods
  • And perhaps most importantly, the surgeon you have chosen is the one performing the surgical steps of your procedure, rather than delegating it to unlicensed technicians.

 

Clinic Advice

Regarding COVID19, we are working with selected COVID-protected facilities who have now reopened. These clinics have started a phased return model for a new normal with various safety measures in place including a limited number of procedures, reduced footfall through the clinic and enhanced PPE for staff. On the day, you will be asked to complete a COVID questionnaire and have your temperature taken on entry, as well as being asked to wash your hands. You will be asked to wear a face mask so that theoretically you are protected and you protect staff members in case anyone happens to be positive whilst asymptomatic.

Surgery Group have adopted guidelines from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery for use in all clinics taking into account UK law and each clinic has completed a COVID19 risk assessment of the patient journey through the clinic and taken steps to minimise risk, and we hope that by doing so, the risk of contracting coronavirus is significantly less than your weekly supermarket shop, however, it is not possible to guarantee that the risk of catching it is zero, such as in the nature of the virus.

To be clear, the government’s advice for the time being remains to stay at home unless you need to leave the house for one of 4 reasons including “any medical need” –

Corona Virus Government Advice

Without specific national guidance on hair transplant clinics, we deem it safe to offer the service in a limited capacity with the measures we have taken, but it is up to you to decide if leaving the house to attend a hair transplant clinic constitutes a “medical need”.