Dr Raghu Reddy is a world-renowned hair restoration surgeon and the pioneer of Third Generation Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
His interest in hair restoration dates back to his medical school years, when he battled significant hair loss. This motivated him to pursue further training in hair restoration after qualifying in surgical training in West of Scotland Deanery.
Having had first-hand experience of hair restoration surgery, both as a surgeon and a patient, he developed a keen understanding of the limitations of FUE and strip surgery (FUT). This enabled him to pioneer Third Generation FUE, a cutting-edge minimally invasive surgical technique.
To date, he has performed nearly 6,000 successful hair restoration procedures, both in the UK and overseas. Using Third Generation FUE, he has been able to achieve undetectable results with impeccable hairlines, near natural density, perfect angles, and temple angle closure.
Having struggled with hair loss for several years, he is deeply empathetic towards his patients and passionate about his work. Having suffered the consequences of poor hair restoration surgery, his mission statement is to ensure that no patient evergoes through the agony he went through following a poor surgical outcome.
Dr Raghu Reddy is also a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and is highly recommended by patient advocacy platforms such as The Hair Restoration Network, Hairsite, and the American Hair Loss Association.
I have had a long-drawn and frustrating battle with hair loss. Genetically predisposed to balding, I started losing hair when I was in medical school. I vividly remember those days, when I would be consumed by anxiety at the thought of being a twenty-year-old with a receding hairline. From being an outgoing twenty-something who enjoyed football and ballroom dancing, I withdrew into a shell and spent most of my time obsessing about how to hide my baldness or avoiding people entirely.
It was not until my final year in college that I learned that there were medications to address my problem. I was prescribed Minoxidil and Propecia, and though a significant amount of damage had already been done, it did halt progression. Though I would have liked a full head of hair, I learned to live with my receding hairline. Surgical solutions at that time offered extremely poor outcomes, and medications could only do so much.
Some years later, I heard of a clinic in Europe that claimed to have developed a new technique that offered far better results than FUE and FUT. Carried away by my excitement, I paid €15,000 for 1,000 grafts without even meeting the surgeon, hoping that the clinic and surgeon had my best interests at heart.
The postoperative period was uneventful, and I returned to work in a week. However, in the third month, I noticed that there was a huge gap between the area that was transplanted and my existing hair. I was suffering from significant shock loss due to the trauma associated with the surgery. When I called up the clinic, they reassured me that this was common side-effect and would reverse overtime.
However, by nine months, not only had the shock loss not reversed, but the transplanted follicles also looked weak and wispy.
To add insult to injury, my donor area was ravaged and there were very few good follicles left to do any meaningful correction surgery. I thought I would have to forever live with the outcomes of a poor surgery.
I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. And I was right – this unfortunate event shaped my entire career.
I immersed myself in hair restoration surgery and met with surgeons all over the world. I was keen to better my skills in hair restoration in general and FUE in particular. I spoke to some of the best surgeons in the industry and assembled a highly motivated and ethical team.
And as they say, every cloud has a silver lining, and after eight years of ridiculous hairstyles and hair thickening fibres and other concealers, I had a corrective procedure done following all the principles of FUE my team and I had mastered over the past few years.
Needless to say, this entire experience has made me exceptionally empathetic towards my patients and has pushed me to never compromise on quality. We ensure that the patient is fully informed of the scope and limitations of the surgery, so that they are never disappointed with the results. Because of our patient-friendly approach, advanced technology, and commitment to providing best-in-industry outcomes, I can safely say we have some of the highest satisfaction scores in the industry.