Can I make my eyelashes bigger and better with surgery?

Kimberly A. Henry, MD
Article by
Greenbrae Plastic Surgeon

Hair growth all over your body, changes with age. Hair follicles start to replenish at a slower rate as your age increases. In addition, the growing span of the hair diminishes which means the hair cannot grow as long as they were able to before. The best solution to this is called lash transplants. It’s a permanent surgical solution. Eyelash transplant surgery is an option for women who are unable to grow their own lashes due to hair follicle injury, trauma, or burns. This two-hour procedure requires your doctor to take a small section of hair from a donor site, usually on the back of the head. These hairs, and their roots, are transplanted under the eyelid under local anesthesia with oral sedation.