If you haven't noticed, eyebrows are back and thicker than ever trend wise. Recently, expert Maribeth Madron was quoted in the New York Times saying, "The high, thin arch that women chose in the 1990s is coming back to haunt them."
"Young women think heavily tweezed brows add an aura of sophistication to the face, but when their cheeks start shrinking, they start thinking, 'Oh God, what did I do?' Thin brows can add decades. All the girls want their natural hair back," Madron said.
Want thicker brows? Check out Part One of our story on Eyebrow Transplant Surgery and read below to get information on the pain and side effects:
- Any pain or side effects with an eyebrow transplant surgery?
Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Epstein says eyebrow transplants take two to three hours to perform, and most patients can be fully presentable in four to five days. This effective and minimally invasive procedure can come with a few minor side effects however, including potential swelling, bruising and damage to the original eyebrow hair.
San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo points out that "swelling after eyebrow transplant is common and might last several weeks." Dr. Adam Saad of Atlantic City agreed, saying "It's quite normal to be swollen for weeks to months after surgery."
Patients may also suffer from damage to the original eyebrow hair, as Dr. Sanusi Umar of California explained. "It is possible for the pre-existing eyebrow hairs to fall out temporarily due to lack of blood supply during the procedure. But in the off-chance that this does happen, these hairs will grow back."
- What should we do when the eyebrow trend changes from thick to thin, and back again?
As trends come and go, it's safe to say that a natural, face-flattering look will always be in!
- Any additional tips and tricks for maintaining healthy eyebrows?
Another important factor to consider is whether you're OK with what it takes to upkeep your new brows. Dr. Epstein explains that because the hair follicles that are used for the procedure typically come from the scalp, the transplanted hairs need to be trimmed every few weeks once they begin to grow in the eyebrow area.
As far as maintenance is concerned, Epstein says that because (on average)15% of the transplanted hairs do not grow in the ideal direction, they may need to be plucked out completely. Hopefully you've got a steady hand or you can end up back where you started!
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