Cost of Cranioplasty and Eyebrow and Eyelash Hair Transplants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, how much does cranioplasty cost, ranging from the lowest to the highest cost? In addition, can you make my eyelashes and eyebrows thicker by doing hair transplants?

A: In answer to your questions:

 1) The cost of cranioplasty can vary significantly based on what type and size of skull problem is being treated and what meterial may be used if augmentation is being done. But for the sake of some general cost ranges, it can vary from $6500 to $15,000. To better answer your question, I would need to know more specifics as to your skull concerns.

2) Eyebrows can be thickened with hair tranplantation techniques. The use of single follicle transplants are used with anywhere from 50 to 200 eyebrows needed per brow. 

3) Eyelashes are best thickened and lengthened with the use of the topical drug, Latisse. This popular drug is well known to increase lash length by 30%, thicken the shafts by 30% and make them grow faster. Essentially, Latisse for eyelashes is like Rogaine for scalp hair. If one has no eyelashes at all, hair transplants can be done but it rare to do so.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana