Table of contents:
- Brows Transplant Advantages
- Disadvantages of Transplantation
- How is the Eyebrow Transplant done
- What is recovery like
- Signs of Improvement
Filling in gaps, increased volume and greater definition of the face are some of the indications of eyebrow transplantation. Eyebrow transplantation is a technique that consists of transplanting hair from the scalp to the eyebrows, in order to cover gaps in the arches and improve their contour.
This surgery is a natural, definitive and painless option, which allows for thicker eyebrows, covering existing flaws.
Brows Transplant Advantages
Compared to other existing methods to cover flaws in the eyebrows, such as eyebrow coloring or micropigmentation, transplantation has several advantages that include:
- More natural appearance, as they are used by real ones;
- Procedure that does not cause pain;
- Definitive solution, because after transplanting the hairs remain.
This procedure is suitable for several situations, not only for those who are dissatisfied with the thickness and volume of their eyebrows, but also for women over 50 who have lost their hair density. In addition, this procedure is also indicated in cases of trauma, scars, surgeries or burns that have harmed or compromised the growth of the eyebrows.
Disadvantages of Transplantation
The eyebrow transplant like any surgical procedure has some disadvantages, which include:
- Results are only visible after 3 months;
- It is necessary to avoid sun exposure for 3 to 6 weeks so as not to interfere with the healing of the skin;
- The hair will need to be clipped every 3 or 4 weeks to maintain the proper length.
Furthermore, as the final result cannot be immediately observed after the surgery, it may be necessary to perform some retouching to cover possible flaws.
How is the Eyebrow Transplant done
The eyebrow transplant is performed in the office, requiring local anesthesia. The transplant can take between 2 to 3 hours and during that time the doctor will:
- Select and collect a hairline from the scalp to transplant;
- Separate each of the hair roots (follicles), preparing them for transplantation;
- Insert the selected roots 1 by 1 in the eyebrow region, using specific blades.
The plastic surgeon will be careful to implant each of the hairs in the most problematic areas of the eyebrows, inserting the roots in the direction of hair growth.
What is recovery like
After the transplant, the patient can resume daily activities after 2 or 3 days, because after this surgery it is common to have some swelling in the eyes that can be alleviated with the placement of compresses in the eyes.
Furthermore, physical activity should be avoided during the first 2 to 3 weeks, until the stitches are removed from the region of the scalp where the transplant was performed.
Signs of Improvement
After the eyebrows transplant it is normal for hair to fall out 2 to 4 weeks after the surgery, but what matters is that its roots remain at the implant site, growing new hairs in a few months.
Often, the final results of the transplant can only be seen after 3 months, depending on the speed of hair growth.