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What is eyebrow transplant surgery?

If you have full and well-shaped eyebrows, you won’t notice the effects that it can have on your confidence to have little/no eyebrow hair, but once they start to thin and lose their appearance than it can cause a huge effect to your self-esteem and confidence. This can happen for a number of reasons ranging from stress and over-plucking to genetics, but thankfully there is now a surgical procedure known as an eyebrow transplant to help restore hair to quite an eye catching area of the face.

Eyebrow transplants, although they are one of the most challenging aesthetic surgeries to perform, are one of the most aesthetically pleasing and impressive transplant surgeries in the hair transplant world. Utilising either one of the FUE or FUT transplant methods (dependent on the individual patient), the success of an eyebrow transplant is defined more by the careful creation of the recipient sites for the follicles in the eyebrow. Using special tools, our surgeons will follow the existing natural direction and angle of growth when implanting the follicles to produce a natural appearance to the newly transplanted eyebrows, which in turn will complement existing facial features.

We have found that more and more people are turning to eyebrow transplants as a way to get permanent results. The alternatives that can be used to either provide a fuller appearance to the existing eyebrows or to simply give any appearance at all, most notably daily application of makeup or tattooing of the eyebrows, are semi permanent solutions and whilst they give the appearance of thicker and fuller eyebrows, nothing will do the job like your own hair.

What is eyebrow transplant surgery?

If you have full and well-shaped eyebrows, you won’t notice the effects that it can have on your confidence to have little/no eyebrow hair, but once they start to thin and lose their appearance than it can cause a huge effect to your self-esteem and confidence. This can happen for a number of reasons ranging from stress and over-plucking to genetics, but thankfully there is now a surgical procedure known as an eyebrow transplant to help restore hair to quite an eye catching area of the face.

Eyebrow transplants, although they are one of the most challenging aesthetic surgeries to perform, are one of the most aesthetically pleasing and impressive transplant surgeries in the hair transplant world. Utilising either one of the FUE or FUT transplant methods (dependent on the individual patient), the success of an eyebrow transplant is defined more by the careful creation of the recipient sites for the follicles in the eyebrow. Using special tools, our surgeons will follow the existing natural direction and angle of growth when implanting the follicles to produce a natural appearance to the newly transplanted eyebrows, which in turn will complement existing facial features.

We have found that more and more people are turning to eyebrow transplants as a way to get permanent results. The alternatives that can be used to either provide a fuller appearance to the existing eyebrows or to simply give any appearance at all, most notably daily application of makeup or tattooing of the eyebrows, are semi permanent solutions and whilst they give the appearance of thicker and fuller eyebrows, nothing will do the job like your own hair.

What should you expect with eyebrow transplant surgery?

With eyebrow transplants, it’s often seen as a last resort surgery as there are other semi-permanent methods that can be used to mask the effects of thinning as a short term solution. As with all surgeries, you need to ensure that you have explored every avenue of query possible and get answers to all of your questions, please take a look at some of the more commonly asked ones below.

Although your newly transplanted hairs will take some time to grow in the first place, you will need to alter your grooming routine slightly to ensure that they don’t begin to grow too long. Because the hairs have been transplanted from the head, this hair naturally grows longer than your eyebrow hair and as such you will need to regularly trim your new eyebrows to ensure they keep a natural appearance.

During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the outcomes that you are looking to achieve from an eyebrow transplant procedure and to a certain extent, you can choose the shape of your new eyebrows. Our surgeons will work with you to create a shape that not only gives you a natural appearance but also complements the shape of your face and your facial features.

Because the procedure normally takes just a few hours to perform, the downtime related with an eyebrow transplant is mainly due to the actual cosmetic side of things. Some patients experience a small amount of swelling above and around their brows for a day or two following their procedure and some scabbing is to be expected where the follicles were implanted which can last a little longer than this, but both should be temporary and if necessary can be managed with painkillers and lotions.

The number of grafts varies depending on the patient undergoing the surgery, one patient may only need a few grafts to cover a scarred area on their brow whereas another may require a full brow reconstruction.

Eyebrows can become thin for a number of reasons such as overplucking, stress, genetics, hypothyroidism, alopecia areata and ageing. There are many other reasons that can cause the thinning of your brows, but these are some of the most common.

Not at all, in fact it’s much better for both the patient and our surgeons if the patient is awake for the procedure. Local anaesthetic will be used to prevent any pain during the surgery as well as a mild sedative if required.

It depends entirely on the method of transplantation being used, for FUE transplantation you will not have any form of bald area associated with your surgery whereas with an FUT transplantation, due to the fact it uses strip harvesting it requires a small strip of the scalp to be extracted and will leave an area that has a bald appearance if the hair is cut too short.

What should you expect with eyebrow transplant surgery?

With eyebrow transplants, it’s often seen as a last resort surgery as there are other semi-permanent methods that can be used to mask the effects of thinning as a short term solution. As with all surgeries, you need to ensure that you have explored every avenue of query possible and get answers to all of your questions, please take a look at some of the more commonly asked ones below.

Although your newly transplanted hairs will take some time to grow in the first place, you will need to alter your grooming routine slightly to ensure that they don’t begin to grow too long. Because the hairs have been transplanted from the head, this hair naturally grows longer than your eyebrow hair and as such you will need to regularly trim your new eyebrows to ensure they keep a natural appearance.

During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the outcomes that you are looking to achieve from an eyebrow transplant procedure and to a certain extent, you can choose the shape of your new eyebrows. Our surgeons will work with you to create a shape that not only gives you a natural appearance but also complements the shape of your face and your facial features.

Because the procedure normally takes just a few hours to perform, the downtime related with an eyebrow transplant is mainly due to the actual cosmetic side of things. Some patients experience a small amount of swelling above and around their brows for a day or two following their procedure and some scabbing is to be expected where the follicles were implanted which can last a little longer than this, but both should be temporary and if necessary can be managed with painkillers and lotions.

The number of grafts varies depending on the patient undergoing the surgery, one patient may only need a few grafts to cover a scarred area on their brow whereas another may require a full brow reconstruction.

Eyebrows can become thin for a number of reasons such as overplucking, stress, genetics, hypothyroidism, alopecia areata and ageing. There are many other reasons that can cause the thinning of your brows, but these are some of the most common.

Not at all, in fact it’s much better for both the patient and our surgeons if the patient is awake for the procedure. Local anaesthetic will be used to prevent any pain during the surgery as well as a mild sedative if required.

It depends entirely on the method of transplantation being used, for FUE transplantation you will not have any form of bald area associated with your surgery whereas with an FUT transplantation, due to the fact it uses strip harvesting it requires a small strip of the scalp to be extracted and will leave an area that has a bald appearance if the hair is cut too short.

Less than 6 hours in surgery

5 – 6 hours in clinic

Local anaesthetic, driving is permitted

4 – 6 weeks before any strenuous exercise

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The minimum age for any consultation or surgical procedure is 18. Certain things, such as becoming pregnant before the surgery, will stop you from being able to proceed forwards from the consultation phase. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.

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The minimum age for any consultation or surgical procedure is 18. Certain things, such as becoming pregnant before the surgery, will stop you from being able to proceed forwards from the consultation phase. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.

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