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    Default Eyelash implants!!! Not just a Simpsons joke anymore!

    Eyelash Implants Set To Sweep Nip Tuck World


    Oct 24, 2006 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Think you've seen it all when it comes to cosmetic surgery?
    Look more closely. Eyelash transplant surgery wants to become the new must-have procedure for women and the occasional man convinced that beauty is not so much in the eye of the beholder as in front of the eye itself.
    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 lashings of mascara.
    And just like human hair for that is the origin these lashes just keep on growing.
    "Longer, thicker lashes are an ubiquitous sign of beauty. Eyelash transplantation does for the eyes what breast augmentation does for the figure," said Dr Alan Bauman, a leading proponent of eyelash transplants.
    "This is a brand new procedure for the general public (and) it is going to explode," Bauman told Reuters during what was billed as the world's first live eyelash surgery workshop for about 40 surgeons from around the world.
    Under the procedure, a small incision is made at the back of the scalp to remove 30 or 40 hair follicles which are carefully sewn one by one onto the patient's eyelids. Only light sedation and local anesthetics are used and the cost is around $3,000 an eye.
    The technique was first confined to patients who had suffered burns or congenital malformations of the eye. But word spread and about 80 percent are now done for cosmetic reasons.
    For many women, eyelash surgery is simply an extra item on the vast nip tuck menu that has lost its old taboos.
    More than 10 million cosmetic procedures from tummy tucks to botox were performed in the United States in 2005, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The figure represents a 38 percent increase over the year 2000.
    Erica Lynn, 27, a Florida model with long auburn hair, breast implants and a nose job, had eyelash transplants three years ago because she was fed up with wearing extensions on her sandy-colored lashes.

    "When I found out about it, I just had to have it done. Everyone I mention it to wants it. I think eyelashes are awesome. You can never have enough of them," Lynn said.
    Bauman, who practices in Florida, does about three or four a month. Dr. Sara Wasserbauer, a Northern California hair restoration surgeon, says she has been inundated by requests.
    "I have been getting a ton of eyelash inquiries If I had $10 dollars for every consultation, I'd be a rich woman."
    The surgery is not for everyone. The transplanted eyelashes grow just like head hair and need to be trimmed regularly and sometimes curled. Very curly head hair makes for eyelashes with too much kink.




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    "When I found out about it, I just had to have it done. Everyone I mention it to wants it. I think eyelashes are awesome. You can never have enough of them," Lynn said.
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    I've heard about this before. Apparently, the procedure is quite common in Eastern Asia.
    Rock the fuck on!

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    That's not so bad. It might take away from the need to wear false eyelashes and heavy mascara. That's a good thing.

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    Oh my god what next.

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    LOL, that's just disgusting.

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    I have tons of eyelashes by nature, so I'm not really going to do this any time soon.

    A question though:

    What if you're blonde? Would your eyelashes be blonde too? Or what if you have curly and frizzy hair?

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    The thing is this: what if you're in a horrible accident and end up at the hospital where Dr. House works? Your eyelashes start growing as you lie in a coma and they don't stop growing. Dr. House and his little minions think this is some underlying problem and start treating you with horrible drugs that make your hair fall out? Then you pop out of the coma and what have you got? No hair on your head but luscious hair on your eyes that is so long you can braid it, which you'll probably have to do since it'll be blocking your vision...which won't matter, of course, if you've gone blind from the nasty experimental drugs they tried on you.
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    ^^^ROFL. That was hilarious. Can you imagine the conversations going on between House, Cameron, Chase, and Foreman?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChangingEventually View Post
    What if you're blonde? Would your eyelashes be blonde too?
    yes, because they use hair from your head to do the transplant.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChangingEventually View Post
    Or what if you have curly and frizzy hair?
    in the article it says that "Very curly head hair makes for eyelashes with too much kink."

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    I doubt those lash implants look very good...

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    For $6,000 I'll just stick w/my maybelline and Adrienne Ardel falsies, thank you. Besides, damn if I want someone near my eyeballs with a needle.

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    I saw this on the local news the other night. Could you imagine having to trim your eyelashes?

    Move over longest toenails guy, I sense another creepy picture for guinness book of world records.

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    I would love to have more eyelashes. If I was rich and bored and not afraid of needles, I would consider it.

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    I have too many eyelashes naturally :S Makes my eye look really feminine.

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