Do The Effects of Scalp Expanders Look Similar To The Look Of The Custom Skull Implant in a Two Stage Skull Augmentation?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to ask you if there would be a change in volume compared to the extension, that is to say will there be more volume once the implant is placed?  Or will the change not be very different compared to the scalp extension volume? 

A: While a scalp expander and the skull implant may have similar volumes they have radically different shapes. Scalp expanders are round while the skull implant has a more oblong skull shape as you have seen in the design file. So don’t confuse the external effects of these two.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon