Eyebrow transplants are a cosmetic procedure in which hair follicles are taken from one part of the body and transplanted to the eyebrows to create fuller, thicker brows. This procedure is typically used for people who have naturally thin eyebrows, or who have lost their eyebrows due to age, injury, or medical conditions such as alopecia. During the procedure, the surgeon will harvest hair follicles from a donor area, such as the back of the scalp, and then implant them into the eyebrow area. The procedure can be performed using either the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method, which involves harvesting individual hair follicles, or the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) method, which involves removing a strip of skin with hair follicles and then transplanting it into the eyebrow area. Eyebrow transplants typically take several hours to complete and are performed under local anesthesia. Recovery time varies depending on the individual, but most people can return to their normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with eyebrow transplants, such as infection, scarring, and unnatural-looking results.
Dr Meathrel will review the procedure and determine if you are a candidate at your consultation.