How Long Is the Surgery For The Placement of a Coronal Dip Skull Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I read your article about the custom skull implant correction of a coronal skull depression, and was relieved that something like this could be a possibility for me. This would be absolutely life changing. How long does it take to perform? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

A: Coronal dip depressions are treated by a small custom implant to fit into the defect and blend in smoothly to the surrounding skull. It is inserted through a small scalp incision. (2cm in length) It is a one hour surgery done under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon