As a result of factors such as trauma, the genes, and folic acid deficiency, a child’s skull can sometimes be malformed. Bumps and depressions are typical examples of these craniofacial abnormalities. Skull shaping is a type of pediatric plastic surgery used to remedy issues like these.
The skull reshaping procedure shrinks projecting areas and builds up depressions as needed. Bone and muscle may be altered or removed, and synthetic materials like bone cements or autologous bone implants may be added to augment and strengthen shallow areas.
Skull reshaping begins with general anesthesia. The plastic surgeon then creates an incision in the scalp, through which changes are made. Once the skin is redraped, the incisions are sealed using medical stitches.
If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Berhane. During your consultation, you can gain a better sense of the procedure and what options are best. Contact us today for a consultation.