Would Having A Prior Hair Transplant Preclude Having A Skull Reduction Procedure?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to get the prominence of the back of my head reduced but I have previously had hair transplants done over six years ago. Will this prevent me from having the skull reduction procedure?

A: That is a very good question. I will assume that you have a linear occipital harvest scar now. about in the middle or lower end of the back of the head. This would be the typical location for a traditional hair transplant harvest siteIf one was trying to do an augmentation, having had an occipital harvest site would be problematic and would preclude it. But for an occipital reduction it does not. Depending upon the exact scar location, it may be able to be used for the skull reshaping reduction. and its presence would be fortuitous.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana