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Eyebrow Transplants

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What is Eyebrow Restoration Surgery?

If you want to maintain a youthful appearance you may not have given much thought to the upkeep of your eyebrows, yet these are a very telling indicator of a person’s true age. As we get older, our eyebrows can thin naturally but it can also occur due to other factors such as scarring or illness. This means that only having a sparse covering can prematurely age both men and women even if the rest of the face is wrinkle-free and fresh-looking.

The good news is that it’s possible to have eyebrow replacement surgery which can be as subtle or dramatic as you choose. The end result is natural looking eyebrows which look healthy and full whilst helping to create a younger-looking appearance. Eyebrow restoration is a very simple process and because the surgery is so subtle, it’s often hard for others to know exactly what has changed. All they will notice is that you look younger, healthy and radiant.

Although the recovery and healing from eyebrow transplant surgery is remarkably quick, to get the best results it’s essential to have a surgeon who is experienced. Here at Surgery Group we have considerable experience with both full and partial eyebrow transplants and our doctors use the latest technology to provide natural-looking results.

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Why Have Eyebrow Restoration?

Not everyone is blessed with naturally full eyebrows so you may just want a transplant in order to enhance what you already have. This can particularly be the case for individuals with lighter eyebrow hair. However, there is a number of other reasons which could lead to full or partial eyebrow loss causing either overall scarcity or patchiness. Some of the most common reasons a facial hair transplant is desired (excluding age and hereditary eyebrow pattern) include:

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Deciding whether to have an eyebrow hair transplant is a very personal decision. Opting to undergo eyebrow restoration doesn’t mean you will end up with big bushy eyebrows; the end result is what you choose.
What it will mean is that your eyebrows will be beautifully shaped with no bare patches, luxurious, glossy and youthful looking.

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What Happens During An Eyebrow Transplant?

Although the procedure is relatively simple, requiring only a local anaesthetic and no lengthy stay in hospital, the surgeon must be able to work with exact precision and accuracy to get good results.
Each eyebrow typically needs between 250 and 400 hairs to create a natural and healthy appearance; the actual number will vary depending on the size and appearance of the existing eyebrow as well as the desired result.

Every single hair must be transplanted in the right position, following the direction of other hairs in the eyebrow and lying very flat against the skin. The hairs must also be spaced very closely together in order to create a full and smooth appearance.
The donor hair follicles are removed using very tiny needles ensuring no scarring is left either on the head or on the implanted eyebrow. The typical area for hair donation is from between the ears.

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Each hair is implanted individually, a painstaking process using needles just a millimetre wide.
During the process the patient will have a local anaesthetic so they won’t be aware of any discomfort and can comfortably relax. Once the procedure is complete, they won’t need to stay in the clinic and can go home to recover.

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After the Eyebrow Transplant

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In order to create a brow that is full and smooth, around 100-200 hairs will be required for a partial graft and 200-400 grafts required for a full brow. Recovery from the procedure is fast and painless, although you may experience some bruising and swelling for a temporary period. The results from either a full or partial brow graft are permanent but it will take a while for the full effect to be realised. Immediately after the surgery, the shape and density of the brow can be seen, but many of these hairs will fall out within a fortnight. This is entirely normal and no cause for alarm. This shedding is part of the recovery process and new hair will continue to grow in its place. It can take up to 12 months for the full results to be seen.

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How Much does an Eyebrow Transplant Cost?

If you think having a fuller eyebrow shape could improve your look, you can expect to pay between £2000 and £2500. The price will vary slightly depending on the number of grafts required.

Surgery Group has the expertise to help you achieve the eyebrow shape you have always wanted, creating a fuller, smooth outline and glossy sleek hairs.

The hairs will continue to grow after implant which means that in order to maintain the shape of the brow, they will need to be clipped or trimmed typically around once a month. This maintenance will be required on an on-going basis as the hairs will continue to grow if left unchecked

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  • Routinely asking patients for relevant COVID-19 history of their own health and people they are in contact with. It is important that patients provide accurate information.
  • Following social distancing guidelines by limiting the contact of patients with one another whether in consultation or in a procedure and will arrange waiting room seating accordingly.
  • Using suitable equipment/PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as recommended by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) or another equivalent governmental agency.
  • Routinely using relevant health histories and daily temperature monitoring of all clinic staff and patients as part of their strategy to prevent contagion. Additionally, and where available, follows all government guidelines on use of testing to monitor staff.
  • In addition to using proper PPE, each clinic uses appropriate cleansing, disinfecting and sterilization procedures throughout the office/clinic. Also, uses proper waste disposal methods for any materials that could be contaminated.
  • Advising patients of handwashing protocols in the office/clinic and how to change gloves, gown and masks.
  • Assuring the public that the staff have received additional training with regards to proper COVID-19 infection control methods
  • And perhaps most importantly, the surgeon you have chosen is the one performing the surgical steps of your procedure, rather than delegating it to unlicensed technicians.

 

Clinic Advice

Regarding COVID19, we are working with selected COVID-protected facilities who have now reopened. These clinics have started a phased return model for a new normal with various safety measures in place including a limited number of procedures, reduced footfall through the clinic and enhanced PPE for staff. On the day, you will be asked to complete a COVID questionnaire and have your temperature taken on entry, as well as being asked to wash your hands. You will be asked to wear a face mask so that theoretically you are protected and you protect staff members in case anyone happens to be positive whilst asymptomatic.

Surgery Group have adopted guidelines from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery for use in all clinics taking into account UK law and each clinic has completed a COVID19 risk assessment of the patient journey through the clinic and taken steps to minimise risk, and we hope that by doing so, the risk of contracting coronavirus is significantly less than your weekly supermarket shop, however, it is not possible to guarantee that the risk of catching it is zero, such as in the nature of the virus.

To be clear, the government’s advice for the time being remains to stay at home unless you need to leave the house for one of 4 reasons including “any medical need” –

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Without specific national guidance on hair transplant clinics, we deem it safe to offer the service in a limited capacity with the measures we have taken, but it is up to you to decide if leaving the house to attend a hair transplant clinic constitutes a “medical need”.