Are Fat Injections in the Treatment of Cutis Verticis Gyrata Permanent?
Q: Dr. Eppley, are fat injections in the treatment of Cutis Verticis Gyrata (CVG) permanent? Are there any side effects? Do you have any before and after pictures of this that you can send me? How much does this cost? In the google photos link below, it is some pics of my head. Mine are not extremely bad if I keep my hair a certain length. But I want to have it where it looks even better.
A: In answer to your questions regarding fat injections for CVG:
1) Fat injections anywhere on the face or body are unpredictable interns of survival and volume retention. But usually there is always some volume retention but the percent can not be accurately predicted beforehand.
2) There are no side effects with fat grafting surgery to the scalp.
3) My assistant Camille will pass along the costs of the surgery to you on Monday.
4) Your pictures shows a moderate case of CVG which is better to treat than the advanced cases where the grooves are completely stuck down to the bone.
Dr. Barry Eppley