Will I Have A Massive Headache After Getting A Skull Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’d like to inquire about skull implants. Flat back.I have a few questions..

1. Does the implant move around or stay in place?

2. Does it eventually have to be replaced?

3. Is there a massive headache afterwards?

4. How long does this procedure typically take?

Thank you, kindly !

A:In answer to your skull implant questions:

1) Skull implants do not move around or change position once placed.

2) Skull implants are structurally stable and do not degrade or break down, thus they never need to be replaced due to material failure.

3) Patients do not typically complain of significant head pain by the morning after surgery.

4) The operation for custom skull implant placemen takes 90 minutes to complete.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon