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Eyebrow loss is usually seen as a result of burn injury, aging, over plucking, stress, skin diseases such as alopecia areata, certain medications, permanent makeup, chemotherapy and other specific reasons. If a person has a permanent loss of eyebrow follicles, eyebrow transplant will be the best option to get them back. Eyebrow transplant is the process of transplanting hair follicles extracted from the donor region, which is usually the area behind the head, to the regions where eyebrow loss occurs.

Who Is This For?

  • Individuals with thinning or patchy eyebrows
  • Individuals in generally healthy condition
  • Individuals without bleeding or clotting problems

Treatment Duration

1-2 hours

Potential Risks & Side Effects

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Nerve Damage
  • Scarring 

Recovery Time

The transplanted eyebrow hairs normally fall after 3 or 4 weeks and grow again in the fourth month after planting. For 6 months after surgery, the density of the eyebrows gradually increases.

Success Rate: 90%

Alternative Treatments

There are no alternative treatments than eyebrow transplant for damaged eyebrow hair follicles.

Before / After

Eyebrow Transplant at Memorial Sisli Hospital

How Does it Work?

The FUE technique is the most preferred approach when performing an eyebrow transplant surgery. Your surgeon will most likely give you local anesthesia so as to make you feel comfortable during the surgery. Hair follicles will be harvested from the donor area and implanted into the eyebrow area. If you don’t have enough hair in your donor area, your surgeon can also use follicles from your chest.

For your online consultation, we will kindly ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide down below, so we can evaluate your case.

What Does an Eyebrow Transplant Surgery Involve?

We understand that each and every patient is unique in their own way, this is why we always customize the transplantation according to the best clinic practices and the individual’s preferences and needs. Here is a brief guide of how everything will pan out:

1.     Final Consultation with the Surgeon

Your first consultation will be done online, and when you arrive at the clinic, you will have your final consultation which will be done face-to-face between you and your surgeon. When you have both gone through the details of the eyebrow transplant, your surgeon will begin to prepare you for the procedure.

2.     Procedure Steps

Your surgeon will draw marks on the area to be treated, and you will be given local anesthesia afterwards. Once the anesthesia goes into effect, your surgeon will begin to remove the hair follicles from the donor area, which is usually the back of the head. After the extraction process, hair grafts will be implanted into the receiving area. Surgeons understand that the direction of the eyebrows differ from one patient to the other, and this is something they take into consideration.

3.     Post-Op Instructions

You will have a post-op check-up with your surgery a day after the surgery. During this session, you will have to ask all the questions in regards to the recovery period, and you should expect to be given some instructions by your doctor on the same issue.


What Should I Expect After Eyebrow Transplant Surgery?

  • About 5 days after the transplantation, you can experience redness around each implanted hair.
  • In some cases, there can be bruising and swelling in the first 3 days.
  • You can return to your daily life right after the procedure.
  • Your hair in the donor area will completely grow after 2 weeks.
  • Transplanted follicles will shed shortly after the operation.
  • Within the 3 months, eyebrows will start to grow.
  • From 9 months to 1 year at most, the newly transplanted eyebrows will fully grow.


Things You Should Do Before Surgery

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirins and any other meds associated with blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Patients advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So you should not take in anything alcoholic 24 hours prior surgery.
  • If you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery commences.  


Is Eyebrow Transplant Painful?

You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.

Does Eyebrow Transplant Leave a Scar?

There will be no scars left in the eyebrow area after the procedure. The only small scar you will see is in the donor area and is unnoticeable and easily concealable.

Are the Eyebrow Transplant Results Permanent?

The results of eyebrow transplant are permanent and become visible within a few months after the procedure. Newly growing hairs need to be cut periodically at the beginning to reach the correct length, but they achieve the same behavior and direction as pre-existing eyebrow hairs.


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