Eyebrow transplantation is the process of transplanting hair follicles extracted from different parts of the body to the eyebrow area in patients who experience eyebrow shedding in the eyebrow area or have no eyebrows for various reasons. The back of the neck is generally selected as the donor site in eyebrow transplantation. The hair follicles extracted carefully from this area are transplanted to the channels opened in the eyebrow area. The transplantation performed in the eyebrow area is a simple and comfortable procedure.
One of the most characteristic areas that reveal expression in the face is the eyebrows. The harmony between the eyebrows and facial areas of the people ensures that they have a perfect look, expression and smile. Eyebrow transplantation can be planned in cases of eyebrow thinning caused by reasons such as shedding of eyebrows, plucking eyebrows from the same area for a long time, skin diseases, permanent make-ups, and chemotherapy treatment.
How is Eyebrow Transplantation Performed?
Eyebrow transplantation is similar to conventional hair and beard transplantation procedures. This operation is performed under local anesthesia as well.
The stages of eyebrow transplantation are as follows;
Preliminary Examination and Determination of Donor Site
Eyebrow transplantation procedures should be planned carefully. Each eyebrow transplantation operation is designed specifically for each person. The most aesthetic eyebrow design is created for the patient during the preliminary examination performed by the expert team. The area to be transplanted and the site to be used as donor is chosen during the preliminary examination. Eyebrow design is also made very carefully in this stage.
Harvesting Hair Follicles
The hair follicles in the donor site must be compatible for eyebrow transplantation. After such compatibility is provided, hair follicles are extracted from the chosen donor site. The grafts to be used during the operation should be extracted meticulously.
Opening Channel in the Eyebrow Area
Channels are opened for the grafts to be transplanted in the eyebrow area. At this stage, channels must be opened with proper angles. After the eyebrow transplantation, the most natural appearance can be obtained thanks to the channels that are opened meticulously with the right angle.
Performing the Eyebrow Transplantation
Grafts extracted from the chosen donor site are meticulously transplanted to the channels opened by the specialist in the eyebrow area. Eyebrow transplantation is performed in line with the eyebrow design created in the preliminary examination. Since eyebrow design is very important in facial expression, the most suitable eyebrow structure must be determined.
What are the Risks of Eyebrow Transplantation?
As in all plastic surgery and transplantation operations, the eyebrow transplantation has its own risks. These risks are minimized when the operation is performed at a fully equipped hospital environment and by an expert team and when the patient pays attention to all considerations.
The risks of eyebrow transplantation can be listed as follows;
- Edema: The eyebrow area has a sensitive structure. Therefore, post-operative edema and swelling may occur around the eyebrows. These complaints disappear spontaneously after a few days.
- Loss of Sensation: Eyebrow transplantation is performed under local anesthesia. After the numbness in the eyebrow area, patients may experience a loss of sensation until the effects of anesthesia wear off.
- Crusting: Crusting complaints are common after eyebrow transplantation operations. Crusting after eyebrow transplantation is temporary. If the patient softens the area by using lotion and follows expert’s recommendations, such crusting will disappear in a short time.
- Itching: The patients may have itching complaints as the recovery continues in the area after eyebrow transplantation. Such itching complaints will also disappear gradually and over time.
What to Be Careful About After the Eyebrow Transplantation?
There are some issues that the patient should take into consideration for a comfortable recovery process after the eyebrow transplantation. These can be listed as follows;
- The eyebrow area should be washed 3-4 days after the operation.
- Clots due to crusting and bleeding heal within 5-7 days.
- The patient should avoid areas such as sea and pool for 5-7 days after the eyebrow transplantation. The patient should not get in water without permission to maintain the hygiene of the area.
- Patients may continue their sports activities provided that they are not excessive. However, care should be taken to avoid any negative impact on the eyebrow area during the sports and exercises.
Is Natural Appearance Provided in the Eyebrow Transplantation?
The expectation of the patients after the eyebrow transplantation is to have a natural expression. The answer to the questions such as “I had eyebrow transplantation, is it apparent?” is that this operation is not noticed by an outside eye. Since the eyebrow of the patient is designed by an expert team in line with the facial structure of the patient, a natural appearance will be provided.
You can contact our team for more detailed information about eyebrow transplantation. You should kept in mind that eyebrow transplantation operations are planned individually. The most proper design can be provided during the transplantation depending on the patient’s current face shape, anatomical structure and demands together with the experience of the specialist.
How Much Does Eyebrow Transplantation Cost?
Eyebrow transplantation prices will vary according to the demands and current condition of the patient. The amount of eyebrow sparseness is different in each patient. Many factors such as the number of hair follicles to be transplanted and the width of the area are important in quoting the prices.
For detailed information about eyebrow transplantation prices, you can visit our center and contact us via our communication channels. Patients can achieve the aesthetic expression they desire in a very comfortable way thanks to the eyebrow transplantation operation performed under local anesthesia.
When Will the Eyebrows Grow After Eyebrow Transplantation?
An average of 0.3 mm hair growth is achieved every day in a person with a healthy diet. Temporary shedding ends in 15-20 days after the eyebrow transplantation. It is possible for every patient to experience a shock loss after transplantation. The rate of such loss varies from person to person.
After the eyebrow transplantation, new eyebrows tend to grow after 3-4 months. The eyebrows reach their final shape within 7-10 months on average. The eyebrows shed for 2-3 months after the eyebrow transplantation, and then the shedding stops. The final shape of the eyebrows depends on the person. If the back of the neck is chosen as the donor, the eyebrow follicles will grow rapidly. The growth rate will tend to slow down as the follicles adapt to the eyebrow area over time.