Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was wearing a rapper-style bandana during his meeting with British counterpart Tony Blair last week (ends20AUG04) due to a hair transplant operation.

Plastic surgeon PIERO ROSATI performed the procedure by transplanting some of the 67-year-old's hair from one part of his head to the other - leading to Berlusconi's head-dress.

When a young boy complimented him on the bandana, Berlusconi says, "A little more hair is even better."

Rosati says it will be several months before the full results of the operation are noticeable.

23/08/2004 21:21