A scar could provide a little insight into the wispy mystery that is Donald Trump’s hair.
After a video showing the President’s barnet flapping like an injured seagull in the wind, there has been speculation on if he has kept quiet about previous cosmetic procedures.
Plastic surgeons have weighed in, suggesting the unusual scar on Trump’s head could be a tell-tale sign of a scalp reduction treatment, or hair transplant.
The below clip sees the commander-in-chief’s hair take on a life of its own as he boards Air Force One to fly from Joint Air Base Andrews to Mar-a-Lago.
Taken on February 2, Trump’s unique locks are seen whipping around by the wind.
Johns Hopkins University professor of otolaryngology Dr Lisa Ishii said the operations can prove difficult and dangerous, here is a little more information on the procedures.
She told the Daily Beast: ‘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.
‘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 said. ‘You can’t do it in one fell swoop.’
Dr Ishii also explained that scalp reduction surgery is now uncommon after being replaced by hair transplant procedures in the 1990s, which tend to be both safer and more effective.
However, Dr Samuel Lam, of the Lam Institute for Hair Restoration, thinks it’s ‘most likely’ Trump has surgery.
He said: ‘If you see a vertical incision on the back of the scalp on the crown, that’s very typical of a scalp reduction.’
Trump’s ex-wife Ivana alleged that Trump had scalp reduction surgery in 1989, in her 1990 divorce deposition.
She claimed he had work done with Steven Hoeffin, a sought after surgeon whose clients include Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor.
In the explosive Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wollf also claims Trump has had scalp reduction surgery.
Trump has repeatedly denied having procedures and maintains that his hair is entirely his own.