Do Skull Implants Cause Hair Loss?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in getting a custom skull implant and I have long hair. Would the surgery cause hair loss in anyway since a silicone will be inserted in between the skull and scalp?

A: Skull implants are placed on the bone beneath the overlying five layers of the scalp. As a result it does not cause hair loss as the hair follicles reside between the 1st and 2nd scalp layers…the implant resides beneath the fifth layer of the scalp.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon