Scalp Flaps / Scalp Lift Questions and Answers Archive

Aug
2001

Q&A: What can be done to hide the resultant scar from a bad bed sore on the back of my son's head?

Question:

My son got a bad bed sore on the back of his head when he was in the PICU - the result after the thick scab came off was a 2in long & wide scar - bald spot right in the middle of the back of his head. it is very noticible. his skull at that location was affected - it is ridged and indented a little. Is there anyway to transplant hair there or close the space so it is not so noticable?

- Virginia

Answer:

 Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Virginia, Yes, scalp flaps are very reliable and useful in treating this problem. You don't mention how old your son is now but I would suggest that if he is well, consult with a plastic surgeon in your area. The results are excellent and the skull deformities even with time.

-- Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii



Jul
2001

Q&A: Is there any permanent solution to lip augmentation?

Question:

SO THERE IS NOTHING PERMENANT THAT WILL MAKE LIPS FULLER?

- NICOLE

Answer:

Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Niclole, There is a deep layer of your own scalp that can be used for permanent lip augmentation. I only obtain this when performing a brow lift procedure. Fat transfer and all other permanent fillers offer very little permanent enlargement and I would discourage their use.

--Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii