Credit: George De Sota/Getty Images Photo: A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys performs July 2, 2001

Sometimes, guys who once graced the pages of Tiger Beat heartthrobs grow up... and sometimes, they get hair transplants. In this case, that guy is A.J. McLean.

You know him as the zany one from the Backstreet Boys — he always had dramatically-trimmed facial hair (of various shapes!) and often wore weird hats. He was also a fan of indoor sunglasses, but hey, those stage lights can get bright!

When his male pattern baldness got a little too larger than life for him, he proudly took action. On March 30, he posted his before and after pictures to Instagram, comparing his hair transplant to breast and ab implants.

He added this note of gratitude to his doctor: “Some girls get there boobs done some guys get abb implants all to make them happy! This was the one thing I did and I couldn't be happier thank u dr G!!!!”

 

A.J. posted two "after" pictures for reference. It does, in fact, look like he has more hair than before!

What do you think of A.J. McLean’s transformation?

Here's his "before" picture...

So how did the transplant turn out? Click here for the big reveal!