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Cosmetic surgery breakthrough with first UK eyelash transplant

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Cosmetic surgery to replace a patient's eyelashes has been carried out in the UK for the first time.

The eyelash transplant was undertaken using hair from the back of a 17-year-old girl's head.

Louise Thomas, who is using an alias to ensure anonymity, is undergoing the procedure after an obsessive disorder left her without any eyelashes at all.

She explained: "Having suffered from trichotillomania for 17 years, I learned to accept that I'd never have real lashes again. That's quite a hard issue for a young girl to come to terms with.

 
"When I heard about this treatment it sounded too good to be true but the results are absolutely amazing."

Trichotillomania is an obsessive compulsive disorder, which is characterised by a lack of impulse control.

Sufferers repeatedly pull out eyelashes, scalp hair, eyebrows and other bodily hair without being able to stop themselves from doing so.

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Cosmetic surgery news : 24/08/2009