Is an Eyebrow Transplant Right for You?
Updated: Aug 15, 2019
Thanks to modern technology, there's no part of your body that can't be tweaked through cosmetic surgery - even your eyebrows! Eyebrow transplant surgery is becoming increasingly common, both among those suffering from medical hair loss and those who simply want thicker, fuller eyebrows.
However, this surgery may not be for everyone. Let's look at some common questions Group Florence often hears about eyebrow transplants and who’s a good candidate for the procedure.
Answering Your Questions About Eyebrow Transplant Surgery
1 - How does an eyebrow transplant work?
The most popular technique - and the one our partners perform - is called FUE. That's Follicular Unit Extraction. Basically, the surgeon uses a specially created, pen-like device to extract full hair follicles from other places on your body, then implants them into your eyebrows.
So, it's your own hair, just relocated and growing in a slightly different place.
2 - Where is the hair taken from?
That depends on your existing hair growth patterns. However, the goal is always to take the "donor" follicles from someplace that's as inconspicuous as possible, such as behind your ears or the nape of your neck.
3 - How long does the procedure take?
This will vary mostly depending on how thick you want your new eyebrows to be. However, the follicular extraction pen does allow for surprisingly fast work. A skilled hair transplant surgeon can relocate a hundred follicles per hour, or more.
As a rough estimate, figure on at least two hours per eyebrow.
4 - Is the transplant permanent?
Yes! Once your eyebrows have fully healed, real genuine hair will begin to grow and continue growing. Under normal circumstances, this is a life-long treatment. In some cases, it can even be used to reverse the effects of disorders such as alopecia - although when medical conditions are involved, there is the chance of relapse.
5 - How realistic are the new eyebrows?
Patients have mixed feelings on this. There are no other hair follicles on your body which grow exactly like eyebrows, so there will be some differences based on the source of the donation. It’s very likely that they will continue to grow well beyond typical eyebrow length. You would probably need to get into the habit of trimming your new eyebrows on a regular basis.
That said, this could also be an opportunity. Having fast-growing eyebrows means you would have so many more options for styling them!
Want More Information About Eyebrow Transplants? Contact Group Florence!
Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals specialize in medical tourism trips to Turkey, where you can have state-of-the-art work done - such as hair transplants - at a much lower cost than in the UK or EU. Overall, eyebrow transplants are generally best for patients who are going bald, but we're happy to discuss the procedure with anyone who's interested in giving themselves fuller, longer eyebrows.