Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes seems intent on changing up his style before the start of the new Premier League season. In the Gunners’ recent pre-season friendly game against Everton, the Brazilian centre-back debuted a whole new look.
The 24-year-old defender looked visibly bald, thus surprising fans. This was because just last month, Gabriel had undergone a hair transplant treatment in Turkey to fix his hairline problems. He even recorded the entire event showing the intricate process involved.
Gabriel seems to have a genetic issue. Last season, he often wore a toupee – or a hair piece – to cover it. But there has been confusion over why he’s yet to have a proper hairline even after undergoing such a detailed transplant.
It is because a transplant process needs time to show definitive results. Gabriel will have to be patient with the process of growing a new hairline because a transplant takes time to get fully implemented. In fact, it can take up to 3 to 4 months before visible changes can be noticed.
Not just that, but Gabriel will likely have to visit the clinic a few times more to ‘tune up’ the process and ensure that his hair-growing process isn’t disrupted by anything.
In the past, many footballers have undergone hair transplant processes as well. The likes of Wayne Rooney, Wesley Sneijder and Xherdan Shaqiri have had hair transplants. Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte probably had the most dramatic change, going from fully bald in his playing career to having a head full of hair.
The Brazilian defender is currently focused on enjoying a solid pre-season campaign with the Gunners and gaining utmost fitness before the start of the new Premier League season.
When it comes to his new hairline, that should show results in the coming months and Gabriel should have a decent hairstyle later into the campaign.