Sunday, November 05, 2006

Eyelash Transplants the Latest Must Have Cosmetic Surgery

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Have you had a tummy tuck? A chemical peel? What about liposuction, dermabrasion, collagen injections or a laser facial resurfacing? If you've already run your body through the shop, carefully setting aside time at each specialty sub-station, you may have only one option left. What better to enhance the body perfect than a new set of extra thick, ultra luscious and extra long eyelashes? At a mere $3,000 per eye, what could possibly stop you?

Eyelash replacement surgery, like many other now common elective surgeries, was pioneered to address medical need. The eyelash plays an important role in protecting the eye from damage and its loss is a serious concern. Sometimes eyelashes just fall out - a medical condition known as madarosis. Other times eyelashes are lost following a traumatic incident, such as being burned in a fire. Either way, surgery at times is the only option.

The replacement surgery is the same whether it is undertaken for medical or cosmetic reasons. 30 to 40 hairs are removed from the back of the patient's scalp and then sewn, one by one, onto the eyelids. A successful surgery results in a set of full eyelashes that are yours to keep forever - no need to ever mess with those store bought extensions again.

Ah, yes - a final word. Though beautiful, indeed, the lashes grow at about the same rate as the rest of the hair on the head and, as such, must be regularly trimmed. Do you have a naturally curly set of locks? You may want to weigh your options carefully, as naturally curly hair may result in eyelashes with too much kink.

To explore the land of the lash, see this discussion at Wikipedia.


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