This is a 41-year-old woman with lifelong thin eyebrows who underwent an eyebrow transplant surgery. Like many women in her position, she managed her thin eyebrows with daily makeup, but as the years and decades have worn on she became tired of this and finally decided to take the steps to do something about it.
Although she’s only 6 months out from her surgery – and we usually advise people that they may not see great results for 12 or 18 months – she’s had amazing early success that we wanted to share with you!
This patient had a 334-graft FUE to add density to both eyebrows. Single hair follicles were extracted from the areas of her scalp that are most similar to eyebrow hair in a manner that allowed her to conceal her donor area with her existing long hair. Grafts were placed carefully between her existing eyebrow follicles not only to match their angle and direction but also to ensure that the surrounding follicles were not damaged.
Most patients think a lot about how they want their eyebrows to look. As most patients do these days, this patient drew her own desired eyebrow shape ahead of her surgery and we worked together to refine the final result before starting. You can see that even on the next day after surgery, most of the redness and swelling have already gone away.
By 5 days post-op there’s still a little bit of scabbing, and at 3 weeks post-op there’s even a little bit of redness. All of that is normal and by this time the patient was able to cover this up with her usual makeup routine.
At 6 months post-op the patient is already ecstatic and beaming with her results so far, and there will be more to come! As is normal for all eyebrow transplants, the transplanted hairs may be a little wavier than usual, but this will continue to improve in the months ahead. We can’t wait to see more!