Woman gets eyebrow transplant to look like Cara Delevingne, now they WON'T STOP GROWING
Isabelle Kutxi says the transplant has been worth it, albeit she now needs to get them trimmed every month
A beauty enthusiast underwent an eyebrow transplant using hair from her scalp after she overplucked her brows as a teen. However, she has to trim them every month as they simply "don't stop growing."
Isabelle Kutxi, who lives in the English town of Tetbury, Cotswolds, used to spend nearly half an hour every morning carefully drawing her eyebrows and even tried a few sessions of microblading. However, the 36-year-old was not impressed by the outcomes and was desperate to have "thick and fluffy" brows sported by celebrities like Cara Delevingne, so she decided to get an eyebrow transplant instead.
Kutxi, who works as a beauty brand community manager, traveled to Poland for the £1,500 ($1,786) three-hour procedure, in which the surgeon took individual follicles from the back of her head and planted them in sparse areas of her eyebrows. Now, more than a year after her June 2021 procedure, the beauty lover is in love with her new look as she claims it has "changed her life" and that she no longer hides while being photographed. She says the transplant has been worth it, albeit she now needs to get them trimmed every month. "The fun fact is that the hair is still growing like real [head] hair," Kutxi said, as quoted by the Daily Mail. "They don't stop growing like eyebrows, they can grow really long if you don't cut them. Every month I go to have my eyebrows cut like hair by a friend, because I don't want to do something bad. It's worth it to have the eyebrows that I want."
Kutxi said thinner brows were in fashion when she was a teenager, and she overplucked hers so much that they stopped growing back normally. "I dreamed of fluffy eyebrows for so long," she said. "I over-plucked my eyebrows when I was a teenager because it was the trend to have really thin brows. The trends changed and then thicker brows were fashionable like Cara Delevingne had. I saw celebrities with bigger eyebrows and wanted that. I tried to draw on my eyebrows with a pencil but it didn't work, it would take 30 minutes every morning. Microblading worked the first time but I was quite disappointed with how it looked the second and third time."
After wasting precious time and resources on temporary fixes, Kutxi stumbled upon eyebrow transplants while watching a US cosmetic surgery show. She eventually realized that she couldn't afford the procedure in the UK, and started looking at clinics abroad before deciding on one in Poland.
"I was watching a TV show about plastic surgery in the United States, I'd never heard about it [before that]," she said. "I started to do a lot of research on the internet about how much it cost, it was super expensive. I decided to go to Poland because I'm Polish and everything in Poland is cheaper and well done. In England, it was £5,000. I paid £1,500, the difference was huge. I had the eyebrow transplant in June 2021, it's just been the birthday of my brows."
Kutxi flew over to Poland to undergo the procedure and burst into tears of joy minutes after it was over as she saw markedly fuller brows. "I showed the doctor some pictures of celebrities and influencer Jess Hunt and said I'd like something like that. I said to her 'I'd like them thick and fluffy, but would this be ok with my face? What do you think?' I trusted her," she continued.
"She drew the shape on in pen and then shaved some hair from the back of my head and used those individual hairs in my eyebrows. The procedure was pain-free, the only thing that hurt was when they gave me two anesthetic injections, one in my scalp and eyebrows, this was the only pain I felt," she explained. "When I looked in the mirror and saw my new eyebrows for the first time I cried, I was so emotional because I'd waited for them for so long. I went back to them [the clinic] the next morning to check everything was ok, the doctors were happy with my transplant."
Kutxi said her confidence has been sky high ever since her brows grew back. "It's definitely given me more confidence because I would never take pictures too close to my face because I always hated my brows," she said. "I was always hiding, when anyone would take a picture I would put my hand on my brows. I look younger, it's also made my make-up routine quicker in the morning, it just changed my life," she added.