Can PEEK Material Be Used For Head Augmentation?
Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, I hope this email meets you well. I had an in-person appointment with you in 2016. I haven’t done any surgery concerning my head augmentation and would like to come in and move forward. i wanted to ask if you do the PEEK implant for head augmentation?
A: The PEEK material can be used for skull augmentation with the understanding of the two major differences from solid silicone custom skull implants:
1) The manufacture of PEEK implants is 4X as expensive that of solid silicone.
2) To place the ultra-rigid PEEK skull implant either a near complete or complete coronal scalp incision will be needed to implant it.
Dr. Barry Eppley