Woman who was fed up with makeup gets an eyebrow transplant

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A doctor who was fed up with using makeup to fill in her sparse eyebrows revealed how she had a hair transplant using strands from the back of her head.

Simone Maybin of Myrtle Beach, Carolina, used to spend 20 minutes a day drawing her eyebrows before undergoing the seven-hour procedure with Dr. Jason Champagne, who also performed Chrissy Teigen’s eyebrow transplant.

Under local anesthesia, Dr Champagne, of Beverly Hills, extracted hair from the base of Simone’s head, removing 5 inches from the roots, with the follicle still attached.

The process, known as follicular unit transfer, then involves grafting follicles into the brow line for permanent implantation.

Simone, who volunteered to model the procedure for Dr. Champagne, did not share the cost of the transplant, but it can go up to $ 15,000.

Simone Maybin of Myrtle Beach, Carolina, used to spend 20 minutes a day drawing her eyebrows before undergoing the seven-hour procedure with Dr. Jason Champagne, who also performed Chrissy Teigen’s eyebrow transplant. In the photo, Simone before the transplant

Under local anesthesia, Dr Champagne, of Beverly Hills, extracted hair from the base of Simone's head, removing 5 inches from the roots, with the follicle still attached.  The process, known as follicular unit transfer, then involves grafting follicles into the brow line for permanent implantation.  In the photo, Simone

Under local anesthesia, Dr Champagne, of Beverly Hills, extracted hair from the base of Simone’s head, removing 5 inches from the roots, with the follicle still attached. The process, known as follicular unit transfer, then involves grafting follicles into the brow line for permanent implantation. In the photo, Simone

Simone is thrilled with the results but received online reviews from social media users who said she looked like

Simone is thrilled with the results but has received online reviews from social media users who said she looked like “Michael Jackson”. In the photo, Simone after the procedure

Simone is thrilled with the results but has received online reviews from social media users who said she looked like “Michael Jackson”.

Simone, a doctor, said: “Any other makeup I could do without [except my eyebrows]. I’ve done a lot of beauty type things, modeling and fitness contests, and the beauty standard is they’re supposed to be complete.

“All of my life they’ve been dressed to look good and full and plump and that’s all I knew about them.”

Each day, Simone spent 20 minutes perfecting the shape of her eyebrows with eyebrow paste in the mirror before going to work.

She was never tempted by temporary solutions like microblading or layering because she was happy with her own makeup.

But when an ad for an eyebrow transplant appeared on her Instagram about a year ago, it was a light bulb moment.

Simone, pictured after the procedure, said the procedure helped boost her confidence

Simone, pictured after the procedure, said the procedure helped boost her confidence

The doctor said: “As soon as I saw him I was like, ‘I understand.’ There was no question in my mind. I am a very analytical person and very careful but as soon as I do. saw, this is the procedure for me. ‘

She made an appointment with celebrity surgeon Dr Jason Champagne before undergoing the procedure on November 13, 2021.

Simone chose Dr Champagne for her very first cosmetic surgery because she feared that not all surgeons would be used to curly hair like hers.

She said, “If you think about it, my brows aren’t curly and my hair is naturally curly. I chose to choose someone who I thought was the best in the world because that’s my face.

“But what am I supposed to be, 50 years old and drawing in my eyebrows?” So I said: let’s go.

Simone said she felt more confident a few weeks after the procedure.

She added: “They looked ten times better than I could have imagined, it was exactly the right decision.”

However, despite her satisfaction, she was bullied by TikTok users after documenting the trip online.

Simone said: “Someone said I look like Michael Jackson. Someone said I looked worse, I looked better before, but when you share you open up to that.

“It didn’t bother me, it was quite funny, and with the number of negative comments I have double the positive.”

Some commentators who had their own insecurities around their eyebrows made a date after seeing Simone’s journey, including a woman who lost hers during cancer treatment.

Teigen, 36, announced on Instagram last November that she was undergoing an “eyebrow transplant”.

She said: “I never wear makeup if I can avoid it, so I was so excited for this eyebrow transplant operation where they take the hair from the back of the head.”

The mom-of-two opted to have the procedure after years of furiously plucking her eyebrows as a teenager.

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