A former burly builder and a father of two has been transformed into a woman, with the transition being completed by a robot.
Now known as Nicola Trahearn, the 50-year-old underwent an eight-hour hair transplant procedure on Friday and can now expect her new hair to grow into shiny, luscious locks in a matter of few months.
Trahearn, from Birmingham, spent a whopping more than $9,000 on the procedure to have her male-pattern baldness plugged in.
Trahearn who is divorced from her children’s mother said: “The procedure was a little painful but it’s worth it. I’m looking forward to seeing my hair grow and being full of confidence.”
Trahearn even have specific preferences for her hair in mind. She wants it to be shoulder-length so she can color and style it. She said she used to browse women’s magazines a lot and imagine herself looking like the women in the magazines.
She finally achieve her dreams with the help of a robotic hair transplant. The process involves using a robot to remove hair follicles- selected by a computer- from the back of her head, before implanting them on top.
Trahearn does not want to be content with using mere wigs likes she used to in order to cover her bald patches, that is why she persevered to have the robotic procedure. She believes that once her transplant hair grows, it would increase her “femininity.” She said: “I think I’ll be able to look in the mirror now and be happier with what I see, and feel happier. I’ll feel more Nicola.”
She also does not mind the cost as she believes she will save money in the long run by not having to spend anymore on having and maintaining wigs, since she also spent several thousands on her wigs.
She was born and raised as Mark, and knew early on that she was gay, preferring to play with girls and trying on her mother and sister’s dresses, and didn’t like playing with cars and soldiers. She later trained as a body builder in her teens and early 20s. She has always been attracted to women, however, and later met and fell in love with Lisa whom she married in 2006.They had a loving relationship and were blessed with two children. In spite all these, sh said her urge to become a woman never left her. She was waiting for a ’proper time’ to come out, preferably when her children are much older, but after they moved to Australia in 2009, she realized she had to make a go of it.
And so, in 2011 she mustered the courage to come out to her family- her wife and children. Lisa was devastated. They later moved to England, and got a divorce shortly after. Now, she and Lisa are “best of friends”, and she remains close to her kids who understand her transition from daddy to lady.