Could Trump's Scar Be The Secret Behind His Hair Controversy

Whether you Love President Donald Trump or hate him, you have to admit that, at times, his hair looks rather odd. While it's not unlike men his age to sport a comb-over, pictures of his hair flapping in the breeze have sparked a multitude of memes.

A recent photo shows a small scar on the back of the president's head, which might confirm a long-circulated rumor that he's had scalp reduction surgery.

Last week, a video of President Trump climbing the steps to board Air Force One on a windy day got a lot of attention on Twitter. The long, swooping wave of hair that the president usually wears atop his head was flapping back and forth in the breeze, revealing odd patches of thinned-out hair on his scalp.

One thing that seemed visible through his fine, sparse, blonde hair was a noticeable mark on the back of his head.

Some believe that the mysterious mark is a scar, and there is speculation that the president had what is known as scalp reduction surgery. The surgery is a means of treating men and women with hair loss, particularly when baldness occurs on the top of the head.

The surgery involves removing parts of the scalp that have bald patches, and stretching the hair-growing skin over it. The freaky surgery requires individuals to have enough elasticity in their scalp skin, and it's usually used only as a last resort when medications fail.

A vertical scar on the back of the head generally signifies scalp reduction surgery. It's highly risky, and doesn't always work-- it's something of a last resort for those desperate to grow hair, but for whom other means have failed.

Ivana Trump, Mr. Trump's first wife, wrote a tell-all book in the early 90's and said that her ex-husband had this kind of surgery in 1989. Trump repeatedly denied the claim over the years, saying his hair grows naturally.  

The book 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House', by Michael Wolff, has renewed the rumor by reiterating the claim. Of course, Wolff's work hasn't exactly been considered credible — in interviews, when asked who his sources were, he claims he simply 'reads between the lines'.

He backs up his claims by saying that they're 'in the book'.

One doctor says a single scar proves nothing.

"Scalp skin is very stiff skin. It's very hard to pull together the skin edges and get them to close to each other if you cut out anything beyond a half dollar size piece of skin," told otolaryngology Dr. Lisa Ishii, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, to the Daily Beast.

"If you had a large bald area, you'd have to have several procedures in a row before you actually achieved your goal to cut out the bald spot," she continued.

Ishii adds that hair transplants is now a more common, and much safer, surgery that has replaced scalp reduction surgery. Reductions are now considered 'outdated'.

The Daily Mail asked Dr. Samuel Lam of the Lam Institute for Hair Restoration about Trump's scar. He said Trump 'most likely' had the scalp reduction surgery.

"If you see a vertical incision on the back of the scalp on the crown, that's very typical of a scalp reduction," he said.

Whatever is going on with the President's hair, he might want to keep his MAGA cap handy for windy days.

Source: MailOnline
Photo: YouTube

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