What Are The Serious Side Effects Of Coronal Dip Skull Augmentation?

Dr. Eppley, I am considering whether to undergo plastic surgery for this coronal suture indentation. There are a few things I would like to ask you about this surgery. 

– Can the plastic that you use if I have this surgery deteriorate over time and affect the outcome of the surgery? 

– Is there any side effect caused by this operation that adversely affects my health condition after the operation?

– I understand that there are many patients who have undergone surgery similar to mine at this hospital. Are there any patients who have had serious health problems due to the surgery after the surgery? 

– I am thinking of joining the American military in the future. 

It’s probably two to three years from now. At that time, there is physical screening as one of the enlistment tests. If I have had surgery between the time I was born and the time I joined the military, it may be necessary to record the surgery and explain the results of the surgery by a doctor. So is it possible to prove that this surgery does not adversely affect my health or physical function, but only the cosmetic part of me? I want to be in good physical condition by the time of physical screening for the enlistment test. 

With these issues in mind do you think it’s best for me to have this surgery? (Considering the postoperative recovery period and the period until the health condition stabilizes) 

I am sorry that there are so many questions. 

I would appreciate it if you could reply when you have time.

A: In answer to your questions:

1) The implant material does not deteriorate over time.

2) This is a cosmetic skull surgery that has not negative implications for your health.

3) No patient that I am aware has suffered any serious health problems from this surgery.

4) Your operative records will reflect that this was a cosmetic procedure in which no physical restrictions are necessary after surgery.

5)  Like all aesthetic procedures it is up to the patient to determine what is in their best interest. My preoperative task is to educate the patient as best as possible about the procedure so they can make an informed decision.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana