Second Stage Surgery - Part 1
After about 4 months the second stage surgery is carried out.
This operation will take about the same amount of time as the first stage, but this will depend on the removal of any skin tags, ear remnants or any other soft tissue procedures. The incision line made during the first operation is usually used to gain access to the implants.
The skin surrounding the implants needs to be thin and tight to the bone, as excess thickness and movement of the skin may lead to cleaning problems and infection at a later date. The flap of skin raised is therefore thinned or replaced with a skin graft.
Once the surgeon is happy, he will remove the cover screws protecting the implants and stitch back the flap.