Just as the hair on the head sometimes stops growing, the eyebrows may also cease to produce hair, leading to the need for a transplant. Montclair, NJ residents in need of an eyebrow transplant turn to New Jersey Plastic Surgery®, serving patients from Bloomfield, Essex County, Morristown and the surrounding communities.
What is an Eyebrow Transplant?
A number of medical conditions can result in eyebrow hair becoming extremely thin or even non-existent. Trauma or burns to the face can also cause the eyebrows to fully or partially disappear. Some individuals no longer have visible eyebrows because they have undergone a laser hair removal procedure in the past and now wish to reverse it. These patients can once again achieve natural looking eyebrows through an eyebrow transplant.
The Best Candidates for Eyebrow Transplant
The results of an eyebrow transplant may be less than desirable if the underlying condition that caused the hair loss is unresolved. For this reason, those who have lost their eyebrows due to an injury should wait until they are fully healed. Individuals who have seen their eyebrows diminished after cancer treatment should also wait until they are finished undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.
Planning Your Eyebrow Transplant Surgery
An eyebrow transplant takes approximately two hours, followed by monitoring in our office for another hour or so. You may also feel slightly tired following your procedure, so you should plan on taking an entire day off from work.
Preparing for Your Eyebrow Transplant Surgery
Follow Dr. DiBernardo’s instructions regarding the use of eye drops, moisturizers or cosmetics. On the day of your surgery, you should wash and cleanse your face thoroughly and avoid wearing any makeup. You should also not wear contact lenses just before or after your surgery.
Types of Anesthesia
Most eyebrow transplants are performed using only a local anesthesia. This numbs the donor area where hair is harvested as well as the eyebrow area where it is transplanted.
The Eyebrow Transplant Procedure
An eyebrow transplant is much like any other hair transplant in that hair is removed from a donor area and then carefully placed where your natural eyebrows are supposed to be. However, a great deal of skill is involved, since hairs must be placed at a precise angle if they are to present a natural appearance. The exact technique used varies greatly from one patient to the next depending on the amount of eyebrow hair present and the reason for hair loss.
How much Does an Eyebrow Transplant Cost?
Eyebrow transplants are tailored to each patient, which is why it is not possible to provide you with a cost up front. During your consultation Dr. DiBernardo will assess the amount of hair loss you have and then tailor an eyebrow transplant procedure especially for you. At that time, he will be better able to provide you with an accurate cost. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, Master®Card, American Express® and Discover®. Financing options are also available via CareCredit® and AlphaeonTM.
After Your Eyebrow Transplant Surgery
Depending on the technique used, you may need to return to our office within a week or two to have your stitches removed. You will be given post-operative instructions before being released from our clinic.
Getting Back to Normal Following Eyebrow Transplant Surgery
Over the course of several weeks, you will gradually begin to notice your eyebrows becoming thicker and more defined. Before long, no one will even be able to tell you once suffered from thin or non-existent brows.
Your eyebrows are one of the first things people notice about you, which is why you should consider a transplant if you are suffering from a lack of definition. Residents of Bloomfield, Essex County, and Morristown should contact New Jersey Plastic Surgery® in Montclair, NJ to schedule an eyebrow transplant consultation.