Can I Get A Skull Implant Without The Need For A Coronal Scalp Incision?
Q: Dr. Eppley, for years I have been following your work and I have esteem for you and envy for your patients, who thanks to you revolutionize their lives. I am a 31-year-old boy suffering from plagiocephaly, my skull has a greater volume in the frontal, parietal and right temporal part and vice versa on the nape. I also dream of undergoing remodeling surgery using prostheses and I hope to find a competent doctor in Italy too. I have some questions to ask you. Having to use two prostheses, would it be possible to avoid cutting from ear to ear and opt for two accesses? Working (given my height) I often bang my head is the risk of the prosthesis moving so high? you work as a farmer in a greenhouse, often with temperatures close to 50 ° C and the sun beating down, can the prosthesis interfere in any way with the tissues or inhibit their ability to dissipate heat? Thank you
A: In answer to your skull implant questions:
1) Even for two skull implants I would never use a coronal incision.
2) Heat nor trauma will not harm skull implants in any way.
Dr. Barry Eppley