Eyebrow transplants: delicate & meticulous
Lately, I've been hearing about so called "lunch time" hair transplants. You come in get a few grafts over lunch and head back to work. While theoretically this could apply to individuals who want a small number of grafts added to the scalp, this does not apply to eyebrow transplants.
It's pretty hard to have an eyebrow transplant without someone noticing. This is most certainly not a lunch time procedure. While many patients do amazing with little swelling and bruising, everyone considering a transplant needs to be aware that this is certainly possible. There is redness, swelling and bruising for 3-8 days. The bigger the session the more bruising there is. 'Black eyes' are certainly possible. My advice for patients with eyebrow transplants is to prepare to have at least 10-18 days away from work and social activities. After that some minor redness can persist. This redness usually goes away but can last a few months in some patients.
An eyebrow transplant is an intricate and delicate process done on delicate tissues in a delicate area. It is meticulous work and bruising, redness and swelling are all part of the post op healing phase. This is not a lunch time procedure.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299