If I had a scalp flap procedure 20 years ago that now looks unnatural, what can I do about it to have it repaired?
Up until the early to mid 1990s, scalp flaps, when performed properly by qualified surgeons, were reasonable procedures to perform on select individuals - given the less than perfect aesthetic results of micro/minigrafting procedures. Personally, I stopped performing these complex surgical procedures in 1995, after limiting them to only select patients. Today, it is possible to significantly address and repair the major aesthetic problems that result from scalp flaps. The abnormally solid hairline can be softened. The donor site scarring can be repaired with grafting and/or with scar repairs. The rounded off frontotemporal recessions can be made more receded. As a surgeon who was trained in this procedure, I am able to understand the dynamics of these surgeries, and repair them to their greatest degee.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS