How Does It Work With A Two Stage Skull Augmentation That Requires Scalp Expansion in a Patient From Another Country?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was born with craniosynostosis and I think that I need full skull implant. But Im from Europe, Croatia.

What is procedure with scalp expander when patient is from another continent because it is highly unlikely for me to be 3- 4 months in USA? What do you usually do in that case (if you had similar cases)?

A: Patients do their own tissue expander inflations. Thus they return home immediately after the surgery and only return when the inflations are completed and ready for the permanent skull implant placement, regardless of their geographic location.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon