Should I Do Skull Reshaping Before Or After Hair Transplantation?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to ask about the skull reshaping using the bone cement.

1- what are the side effects, honestly?

2- how much will it cost?

3- if i want to do a hair transplant shall i do it before the head surgery or it doesnt matter and i can do it after?

4- can the doctor show me how my head will look in a computer before the surgery?

I really hope I hear these answers from the doctor himself.

A: To properly answer your questions, I would need to see some pictures of you and know exactly what you want to change in your skull shape. But to provide general answers to your questions:

1) Other than some type of scalp incision (scar0 to do the surgery, the only other side effects are how well is the goal achieved, is it smooth and is the result symmetric.

2) I would need to see exactly what needs to be done to give you an accurate cost of the surgery by sending some pictures of your head.

3) You should do any hair transplants AFTER skull reshaping surgery.

4) Pictures would be needed to see potential surgical changes by computer imaging.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana

 

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