Can I Get Injection Fat Grafting After A Scalp Reductions To Further Improve My CVG? (Cutis Verticis Gyrata)

Q: Dr. Eppley,Thanks for getting back to me. I had scalp reduction surgery back in April which improved my condition somewhat.  I still have some wrinkled and I’d like to see of I can get a smoother appearance through fat grafting. I wanted to wait about a year to let my scalp really heal before trying other treatments. Here are some pictures where you can see the improvement.  I’m currently in South Korea on an international assignment but at some point I’d like to consult with you to determine if fat grafting can improve my condition. My timeline would be April 2024.

Please let me know if you think I’d be a good candidate for fat grafting.

A: Given the prior scalp reduction for your CVG fat grafting would be a reasonable option now. You don’t have any hair follicles of concerns (given that you shave your head) so there is no risk of affecting hair growth from the fat injections.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon