Traditionally, the remedy for thin or sparse eyebrows has been to rely on makeup products to “fill in” eyebrow hairs. However, there’s an increased interest in a more permanent solution: the eyebrow transplant.
An eyebrow transplant is performed by a cosmetic or plastic surgeon with the transfer of your own hairs.
While the procedure seems straight forward, there are multiple aspects to consider, from cost to risks and side effects. Keep reading to learn what to expect from an eyebrow transplant and how to determine whether this surgery is right for you.
What is an Eyebrow Transplant?
An eyebrow transplant is a cosmetic procedure where hair grafts (plugs) are transferred to your brow area. This goal is that new hairs will grow from these grafts, producing a fuller look.
The actual procedure is similar to a traditional hair transplant.
Eyebrow hair grafts are taken from hairs above your ears. A surgeon transfers not just the individual hairs, but the hair follicles, too. This helps to ensure that new hairs are able to grow in your eyebrows once the initial transferred ones fall out.
After you’re given a general anesthetic, a surgeon will make small incisions at the follicle donor sites, as well as at the sites of transplantation in your brows. The entire process takes about 2 to 3 hours.
Pros and Cons
Proponents of eyebrow hair transplants note that the new hairs look natural because they’re your own. The procedure may also limit the need for brow makeup.
However, there are also reported downsides to this procedure. For one, it’s costly. It can also take several months until the new follicles “take” so that you see full results. Finally, there’s a chance that these new follicles won’t produce new hairs.
What’s the Recovery like for an Eyebrow Transplant?
The recovery period for an eyebrow transplant is relatively quick. You’ll notice some scabbing around the brows within the first few days. It’s important to not pick at these.
You may need to avoid vigorous exercise for up to 3 weeks following your surgery. Call your surgeon if you experience any bleeding, swelling, or pus at the site.
You’ll start to see the transplanted hairs fall out after a few weeks. This is completely normal. Your new brow hairs should start to grow over the next several months. In the meantime, you may need to trim the transplanted hairs to brow length.
Precautions and Side Effects
One potential risk of an eyebrow transplant is that the new hair follicles won’t take. In such cases, you may have to have the procedure done again in the future.
There are also risks associated with the surgery itself. Talk to your surgeon about the following potential complications:
- excessive bleeding
- nerve damage
Before your eyebrow transplant, your surgeon will go over your medical history with you. Be sure to disclose any underlying health conditions, as well as any medications or supplements you currently take.
An eyebrow transplant may not be suitable if you have:
- alopecia areata
- bleeding disorders
- a history of complications related to cosmetic surgery
Eyebrow Transplant in Turkey
The eyebrow hairs and the hair on the head have a growth phase and a resting phase. In many cases, over plucking of the eyebrows, skin disorders (such as circular hair loss), Permanent Make-Up, chemotherapy, etc. cause deformation or even a loss of eyebrow hair.
Eyebrow Transplant Turkey
Eyebrow hairs that do not grow back can be replaced with transplanted hair. The eyebrow transplant is performed – like hair transplantation – with the transplantation of hair roots taken from the neck area. The fine neck hair is extracted. According to the number of transplanted hair roots, a 1 cm wide and 5-10 cm long horizontal strip is shaved. The hair roots are removed using a micromotor with very fine hollow needles. Since the extraction area of the hair root is minimal, no traces are left behind in this area. We can take from 40-50 to 400-500 grafts and transplant the hair where it is required. The transplant is carried out under a local anesthetic, so the patient feels no pain during and after treatment. During the transplantation, the anatomical structure and the growth direction of the eyebrows must be considered.
Performed by our specialists and an experienced team, our eyebrow transplants lead to natural-looking eyebrows. It takes 4-6 months for the eyebrows to recover and assume their final shape. After two months, the patient may pluck their eyebrows. The first eyebrows that grow after the transplantation grow just like the hair in the donor area because it has the same characteristics. After about one year, the growth stops because the blood circulation of the eyebrow area adapts, and the hair takes on the properties of the eyebrow hair.