The chef appears tired and bloated on holiday

Gordon Ramsay is looking swollen, pale and puffy after a 12-hour hair transplant operation.

The TV chef – who is reported to have paid £30,000 for the procedure to move strong follicles from the back of his head to the front – has been snapped while holidaying with the Beckhams in California.

‘It would appear he has had a reaction from his heavy hair transplant,’ Dr Mabroor Bhatti, of Transform cosmetic surgery, tells The Sun.

‘Patients can experience swelling, which can work itself from the head to the bottom of the face.

‘Gordon seems to have suffered more than usual.’

Gordon, 44, is no stranger to cosmetic procedures to improve his appearance. The transplant follows his Botox and filler injections and new Hollywood teeth in 2009.

A friend of the Ramsay family insists Gordon‘s beautifying is for the good of his US career.

‘While his hair may not have been obviously receding, it had become an issue for him,’ they tell The Daily Mail.

‘He knows that in American TV, looks are all important.’

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