Can I Get An MRI If I Have A Custom Skull Implant In Place?

Q: Dr. Eppley, After a custom skull implant, I am still able to get an MRI done, correct? I assume there is nothing metallic used for the procedure? You performed a cranioplasty on me in 2016 and I have been very satisfied with the result!  Thank you for all you do!

A: There are no concerns with getting an MRI after a custom forehead implant. There are two small titanium microscrews initially placed to secure it which are MRI-compatible.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon