In Hollywood, it seems like there is always a new trend that is the next “hot thing” that celebrities want to undergo. One of the latest cosmetic surgery trends is performed to provide patients with a look to the eyebrows that is fuller and bushier in appearance. Let’s examine how an eyebrow transplant is performed and why it is growing in popularity.
Much like a traditional hair transplant, an eyebrow transplant is performed by transplanting hair follicles into the area of the eyebrows so they can take root and grow in the eyebrows. The hair follicles can be taken from multiple parts of the body including the hair on the back and sides of the scalp and the hair above the ears.
The surgeon will create a series of small incisions where the hair follicles will be removed as well as the area in the eyebrows where the hair follicles will be transplanted into the eyebrows.
Once the procedure is performed, the recovery period for an eyebrow transplant is a quick process. There might be some scabbing that appears around the brows after a few days. In addition, patients need to avoid any strenuous exercise for up to three weeks after the surgery.
The transplanted hairs will start to fall out after a few weeks, but patients should not worry as this is perfectly normal. The new brow hairs will start to grow over the next several months and will eventually grow to the normal brow length.
There are some celebrities who have admitted to having the treatment in the past. Some of these celebrities include:
There are multiple risks associated with having an eyebrow transplant and one of the main worries is that the new hair follicles will not provide the desired amount of fullness and thickness. If this is the case, the patient might need to have the procedure performed again.
There are also a number of other risks associated with the surgery. Some of the most common risks and complications include damage to the nerves, swelling, bleeding, infection, and bruising.
In order to avoid any of these possible complications, patients are advised to provide as much information as possible about their medical history with their doctor. During this conversation, the patient should share information about the medications they are currently taking and also disclose any type of underlying health conditions they experience on a regular basis.
One of the most important things to know about having an eyebrow transplant is that it is not considered to be a medically necessary procedure. In other words, the surgery is not usually covered by health insurance which means the patient will need to pay for the entire procedure on their own.
The total cost will depend on several factors including the extent of the work that is needed, the expertise level of the surgeon, the area of the country where it is performed, and any additional fees charged by the surgeon or the medical facility. Health insurance might cover part of the cost if the surgery is determined to be necessary due to a loss of hair that was the result of an underlying medical condition or an accident. Anyone who feels their individual case might fall under those categories should contact their insurance provider for more information.
There are some medical providers who offer payment plans or other options to help offset the cost of the surgery. These options can include payment plans or special discounts or financing for the surgery. These financial options can make it easier for a patient to afford an eyebrow transplant.