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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Scalp Reconstruction with Custom Skull Implant

Background: Most scalp reconstructions are done for the need to recreate a full-thickness scalp layer. Replacing a full-thickness scalp wound requires all layers of the scalp and must be done by either tissue expansion or rotation flaps of adjacent scalp or the microvascular transfer of distant tissue. Most partial thickness scalp defects are missing some Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Occipital Scalp Roll Excision

Background:  The scalp is a remarkably thick and well vascularized tissue as it covers the entire skull surface. Its thickness, however, varies at different areas of the skull. It is the thickest on the back of the head where it blends into the posterior neck tissues. The base of the occipital skull also ends up Read More…

Fat Injections for Chronic Scalp Pain and Tightness

Tightness and pain after scalp surgery is fairly uncommon. The scalp can become tight after a variety of procedures for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Usually these procedures have one thing in common…closure of a scalp wound after tissue loss. The tissue loss may be from removal of a benign or malignant tumor or for a Read More…

Case Study: Tissue Expansion in Scalp Reconstruction

Background: The scalp is exposed to a wide variety of traumatic and disease processes which can result in small to large lost segments. While smaller scalp defects can be closed by subgaleal mobilization and stretching to a moderately tight closure, defects beyond a few cms can not be so simply closed with hair-bearing scalp. Scalp Read More…

Instructions for At-Home Scalp Tissue Expander Inflations

  The need for extra or more scalp tissue may be necessary for a variety of aesthetic procedures such as large augmentative cranioplasty (skull buildups) and significant hairline lowerings. (forehead reduction) This is in addition to reconstructive procedures for coverage of scalp defects and removal of scalp tumors. The use of tissue expanders works exceptionally Read More…

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