Plastic surgery: the lid is off…

October 24, 2006

The time may come when getting 40 lashes isn’t just for pirates anymore. According to people in Los Angeles, where every beauty fad starts, the next big thing is eyelash transplant surgery.  Yes.

Using procedures pioneered by the hair loss industry for balding men, surgeons are using “plug and sew” techniques to give women long, sweeping lashes once achieved only by glued on extensions and thick lmascara.  lash300.jpg

A doctor threads an eyelash transplant into an patient’s eyelid during surgery in Los Angeles October 23, 2006. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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Actually, the procedure I developed which I demonstrated in Los Angeles last week was based on a “PLUCK and Sew” technique. My modification involves using TWO follicles with each implantation which doubles the amount of lashes implanted during a single session. The procedure, originally developed for trauma patients–like burn and accident victims is also useful for those who suffer from trichotillomania (hair pulling conditions). As long as they no longer pull on the new lashes, they will live and grow long. The transplanted lashes will need to be routinely trimmed and curled.
For video and before and after photos of the procedure, visit

Dr. Alan Bauman
Medical Director
Bauman Medical Group

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