Are Skull Implants Placed Under General or IV Sedation?

Q: Dr. Eppley,I am thinking to get skull reshaping surgery because back and top of my head is flat. I have two questions.

1- are you using IV sedation for the surgery or general Anesthesia in your clinic?

2- are you using the MMA implants or silicone implants for the surgery?

A: In answer to your questions:

  1. General anesthesia is used for all skull reshaping surgery. These are not procedures that can be done under any other form of anesthesia.
  2. Custom skull implants is the far superior method skull augmentation. The use of PMMA bone cement is an historic and poor method of onlay skull augmentation.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon