October 8, 2012 – Women may not have to pencil in their eyebrows any longer or continually apply Latisse to have thicker, lush eyebrows. A new cosmetic surgery trend was highlighted in a recent American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) newsletter and it’s supposedly gaining popularity. Eyebrow transplants are on the rise, at least according to an article the newsletter quoted that was originally printed in the New York Post.

The eyebrow transplant is similar to a traditional scalp hair transplant but on a much smaller scale. Hair from the scalp is transplanted in the eyebrow area. The article states that the cosmetic surgery procedure takes around two to three hours and sedatives are used. The cost for this procedure, at least in New York, runs between $5,000 and $8,000.

The article also says that for the first six to twelve weeks after the transplant the relocated hairs will fall out but new hair will then grow back into the eyebrow area. The only downside to an eyebrow transplant is that the hairs keep growing, just like the hair on your head because that’s what they really are. The transplanted eyebrow hair will have to be trimmed on a regular basis.

So we suppose we’ll have to add eyebrow transplants to the list of facial rejuvenation cosmetic surgery procedures. But we’re guessing that the eyebrow pencil manufacturers won’t be put out of business quite yet.

[tags]Eyebrow Transplant, Hair Transplant, Latisse[/tags]