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UFC Fighter Paulo Costa Talks About His Recent Hair Transplant

Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter, Paulo ‘Borrachinha’ Costa, has become the latest high-profile sporting figure to receive a hair transplant.

In November 2020, UFC world heavyweight and PRIDE middleweight GP champion Maurício Milani Rua followed in the footsteps of his older brother and fellow fighter, Murilo Ninja Rua, when he chose Vinci Hair Clinic for his Follicular Extraction Unit (FUE) hair transplant surgery. Now, just a few months later, Paulo Costa has revealed that, like the Rua brothers, he has gone for surgery to fix his receding hairline.

Costa has been largely out of the limelight since his defeat at the hands of Israel Adesanya in September 2020, the first professional loss of his career. Now he’s preparing to return to the octagon on October 23 this year when his bout with Marvin Vettori at a UFC Fight Night will be the event headliner.

The UFC middleweight title challenger seemed happy with his new look and the whole hair transplant process when he spoke on camera to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.

Costa chose to have FUE hair transplant surgery to improve the appearance of his receding hairline. With FUE surgery, genetically strong hair from donor areas at the sides and back of the head is moved to the areas where hair has been lost. Two months after his surgery, he is happy with the results of the procedure. As he told Okamoto, however, he expects that his new hair will get even better as the months go by. “I hope when I fight Marvin Vettori, my hair will be, you know, beautiful!”

Hair transplants can be performed on both men and women with certain types of hair loss, although they are not usually suitable for those with alopecia areata. Experts like Vinci Hair Clinic prefer to assess an individual’s suitability for treatment via a consultation in one of their hair restoration clinics, as this allows for a reliable diagnosis.

If you think a hair transplant might work for you, Vinci is here to help. Our pioneering work in FUE surgery, along with our unmatched experience of all types of faces and bone structures, helps us create natural hairlines that frame the face and recreate a youthful-looking appearance.

Contact us today and book your FREE, no-obligation consultation at a clinic near you!