David Beckham Cosmetic Surgeries

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December 19th, 2023
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Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

David Beckham, 48, is known worldwide not only as a sports icon but also as a style influencer. He’s appeared in numerous publications discussing fashion, hair, grooming, and even cosmetic surgery.

The footballer is well-known for his striking features and made a particularly big splash with the release of his new Netflix series, “Beckham.” Viewers were instantly intrigued by Beckham’s polished appearance and immediately began wondering what kind of work – if any – he has done recently.

In this blog, we provide an in-depth David Beckham plastic surgery breakdown to walk you through the most noticeable changes to his look, as well as the potential reasons for them. We also offer some information to help you figure out what procedures you can invest in to get similar results.

Hair Transplant Surgery

Let’s start with one of the most frequently discussed procedures Beckham may have undergone. Searches for “David Beckham hair transplant” have popped up all over the internet in the last few years, and they’ve only increased after the release of the “Beckham” limited series.

Why are so many people talking about Beckham’s hair? Put simply, it has changed pretty drastically. In some of his latest photos, as well as the Netflix series, Beckham’s hair appears to be much fuller than it was a few years ago, particularly at the crown, where it once seemed to be thinning drastically. He also has less of a receding hairline than he did in years past.

 David Beckham with a full head of hair thinning on top

What kind of hair treatment could Beckham have received?

If a hair transplant was done, it seems most likely that he opted for a FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). Experts suspect this treatment due to the lack of visible scars on the back of the football star’s head.

Follicular Unit Extraction is a process that uses robotic and automated micro-rotary punches to harvest hair follicles from the back of the scalp. Hair is then implanted in designated areas. This procedure is unique because it does not cause any pain or scarring, unlike older processes like the strip graft technique.

Learn more about the FUE procedure.

Beckham has previously denied hair transplants. Although he said, “There’s definitely nothing wrong with doing that,” he personally doesn’t think he would go through with the procedure. Instead, he said that he would “shave it off” if he started showing signs of balding.

David Beckham, sporting a closely shaved head and a subtle smile

For the record, Beckham did shave his head back in 2000 after his mohawk was poorly received.

Botox Usage

Searches for “David Beckham Botox” have also popped up across the internet over the last few years – and the increase in searches has only caused more people to wonder whether or not Beckham has received any injectable assistance to improve his appearance.

A composite image showing David Beckham at two stages of life. On the left, he is young with a carefree smile, and his skin is smooth without any wrinkles. On the right, he has aged gracefully; his mature expression is composed, and his skin remains notably smooth, reflecting minimal signs of aging.

Recent pictures show the professional footballer with a much smoother forehead and an absence of crow’s feet and frown lines around his mouth. The smoother appearance and seeming lack of facial motion have caused people to wonder whether or not the popular procedure was involved.

Botox injections are shots that use Botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze the muscles in the face (and other parts of the body). They’re generally used to smooth wrinkles, but they can also treat other conditions, such as temporomandibular joint disorder, lazy eyes, and migraines.

Learn more about Botox injections.

In the past, Beckham has claimed that he would never consider Botox injections or other procedures. He explained that cosmetic surgery “might be okay for some people,” but that “growing old gracefully is [his] thing.” He added that he “would never inject [his] face” or his “backside, obviously.”

Beckham has not said anything recently confirming or denying receiving Botox injections. So far, all we can do is speculate on whether or not he’s had them.

Because Botox injections are temporary, we may also get a clearer idea of whether or not Beckham has had them if his face appears to show more wrinkles, frown lines, etc., in the future (when the effects of the alleged injections have worn off).


When you compare the latest images of David Beckham to his older photos, it seems that, at the very least, he’s had a hair transplant and Botox injections. While Beckham has not confirmed these procedures, photographic evidence points to some potential surgical enhancements.

For those curious about the plastic surgeries of other celebrities, you might find our article on Victoria Beckham’s procedures insightful. Find more about the plastic surgeries of Victoria Beckham.

If you’re interested in getting the David Beckham plastic surgery treatment, our team at Toronto Plastic Surgeons is here to help. Get in touch today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation.

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Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

Dr. Thomas Bell has been one of Canada’s most renowned cosmetic surgeons for 35 years. He prides his excellence on the harmonious balance of vision, aesthetic appearance, and patient care.

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