Will A Custom Skull Implant Change Shape If Exposed To High Temperatures?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to ask you a few questions about your skull reshaping technique. Unfortunately I am suffering from a plagiocephaly, my skull has a flattening on the frontal, temporal and left parietal bone and on the right occipital area. I literally studied his two websites and he gave me hope. the asymmetry is not obvious but is a cause of great discomfort. I really appreciated his work and I believe in my case it would be ideal to use silicone implants. I would like to ask you how much the costs vary on average, what complications can arise and the average duration of an implant. In case of infection, is it possible to perform a new operation? Unfortunately I work as a farmer and I am exposed to extreme temperatures (over 40 ° Celsius) and with the sun beating right on the scalp, extreme heat and sunshine could affect the prosthesis by heating it and creating discomfort or even complications? there are more suitable materials in this case, perhaps focusing only on the bony part and not on the muscular part. I apologize for the many questions but his work has given me hope, thank you for your kind attention.
A: Thank you for your inquiry and detailing your concerns to which I cam make the following comments:
1) I would agree that your description of your head shape concerns is best treated by a custom skull implant.
2) I will have my assistant Camille pass along the general costs of the surgery to you on Monday.
3) Skull implants have a very low rate of any complications as I have never yet seen an infection or any other medical problems with their use. They will last a lifetime and never need to be replaced
4) Silicone only changes physical shape (melts) at 190 degrees Celsius so being exposed to the sun is no problem.
Dr. Barry Eppley