A new place to nip and tuck

October 24, 2006 at 10:54 pm 2 comments

eyelash transplants

And where do surgeons get the hair for your new, improved eyelashes? Why, from the back of your own head.

Under the procedure, a small incision is made at the back of the scalp to remove 30 or 40 hair follicles which are carefully sewn one by one onto the patient’s eyelids. Only light sedation and local anesthetics are used and the cost is around $3,000 an eye.

Ow! But wait! There’s more.

The surgery is not for everyone. The transplanted eyelashes grow just like head hair and need to be trimmed regularly and sometimes curled. Very curly head hair makes for eyelashes with too much kink.

As a friend pointed out, “Are they freakin’ serious? Now we are supposed to need Cousin It eyelashes to be beautiful?”

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Retired Geezer  |  October 25, 2006 at 7:02 am

    Since I have a receeding hairline I considered getting this procedure so I could let the eyelashes grow long and just comb them back over the top of my head.

    I guess a receeding hairline is better than an advancing hairline, pretty soon you would look like The Wolfman.

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  • 2. Elzbth  |  October 25, 2006 at 4:55 pm

    Your “advancing hairline” would flop forward onto your chin every time you blinked.

    Reply

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