So, Chrissy Teigen Just Got An Eyebrow Transplant


We’ve definitely had qualms about our brows before. Are they full enough? Are they too full? Do we not look enough like brow queen Brooke Shields?! The list goes on.

But still, the furthest we’ve gone in the search for great brows has been a trusty brow lamination or the occasional threading session.

Chrissy Teigen, on the other hand, has taken things a step further. How? Well, Chrissy just tried an ‘eyebrow transplant’. Yep, apparently it is indeed a thing.

What is an eyebrow transplant?

So how does an eyebrow transplant work? “They take hairs from the back of your head!!” Chrissy explained within the series of Instagram Stories she shared the news in.

And she’s spot on. An eyebrow transplant does in fact involve small strips or individual strands of hair being taken from the back or side of your scalp. From there, said pieces are then ‘transplanted’ onto the eyebrow.

The hairs are placed very precisely, with the angle of placement tailored to both your existing and desired brow shapes. Of course, one’s individual goals will all be discussed with a professional before the treatment begins.

Hairs are also placed at a very tight angle so that they grow toward the skin like brow hairs regularly would, rather than away from it.

The personalised nature of the treatment does mean that costs vary, but as a general rule, you can expect to be billed something upwards of $3,000. Technology of this level doesn’t come cheap.


What are the side effects of an eyebrow transplant?

So what side effects can one expect? Generally, the most common ones are swelling and bruising around the eyes for a few days following the procedure.

While timelines and results will vary per patient, after approximately one week no evidence of the transplant (other than full new brows) will remain. Interesting!

It’s worth noting that just like with traditional hair transplants, a large amount of the transplanted eyebrow hairs will fall out in the weeks/months following the treatment. It will, however, begin to re-grow around the three-month mark.

According to Aussie clinic Paras Hair Transplant, you’ll see 50 per cent of your final result at around six months and 100 per cent after a year.

We realise it sounds a touch extreme, but for the record, Chrissy is loving her new set sick. “It’s so cool to have brows again!” she noted. She also shared a wise warning: “Teens: Do not pluck them all off like I did!!!”


Try to think of it like a more 3D/permanent take on microblading. The goal is to leave anyone with thin or unshapely brows that bother them feeling confident before any brow products are applied.

Bare-faced brow confidence was Chrissy’s exact goal. “I never wear makeup if I can avoid it, so I was so excited for this eyebrow transplant surgery,” she wrote.

It seems as if she’s just undergone the surgery, too, so we’re excited to see how they go over the next few months. We’re absolutely fascinated, so we hope she keeps sharing…

Main image credit: @chrissyteigen

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