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6/26/2014 (5 months ago)

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After 17 years of surgery, a strange procedure helped a man appearance

An inflatable balloon has helped a 30-year-old man recover from 17 years of surgery which removed tumor tissue and almost ten inches of skin from his scalp.

After 17 years of surgery to remove a tumor from the crown of his head, 30-year-old Chris Stoyanov finally had his hair and scalp replaced after a new procedure which used an inflatable balloon to make new skin from the back of his head.

After 17 years of surgery to remove a tumor from the crown of his head, 30-year-old Chris Stoyanov finally had his hair and scalp replaced after a new procedure which used an inflatable balloon to make new skin from the back of his head.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/26/2014 (5 months ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: Science, International


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Chris Stoyanov had a special bag inserted underneath his skin which was then slowly filled with 950 ml of fluid over six months until it stretched his scalp so there was enough skin to replace what he had lost.

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Stoyanov suffered from a tumor that appeared as a fatty cyst on the crown of his head when he was 13. Numerous surgeons in Bulgaria where unable to permanently remove it.

After 17 years of surgery to remove a tumor from the crown of his head, 30-year-old Chris Stoyanov f

After 17 years of surgery to remove a tumor from the crown of his head, 30-year-old Chris Stoyanov finally had his hair and scalp replaced after a new procedure which used an inflatable balloon to make new skin from the back of his head.


"After a few years, it just grew back again. I went back and forth from hospital," he said. "Surgeons would keep removing the tumor and the skin around it. They had to use skin grafts from my legs to cover the patches and my hair never grew back so I spent nearly seven years in baseball caps."

After 17 years of surgery to remove a tumor from the crown of his head, 30-year-old Chris Stoyanov f

After 17 years of surgery to remove a tumor from the crown of his head, 30-year-old Chris Stoyanov finally had his hair and scalp replaced after a new procedure which used an inflatable balloon to make new skin from the back of his head.


He finally moved to England in 2009 where he saw a London based specialist in 2011 who told him that if the tumor remained untreated it would eventually pierce his skull and possibly kill him.

After 17 years of surgery to remove a tumor from the crown of his head, 30-year-old Chris Stoyanov f

After 17 years of surgery to remove a tumor from the crown of his head, 30-year-old Chris Stoyanov finally had his hair and scalp replaced after a new procedure which used an inflatable balloon to make new skin from the back of his head.


"I had never thought it could be so dangerous and it was quite a shock when I was told what could happen if I just left the tumor to grow. I knew something had to be done."

After 17 years of surgery to remove a tumor from the crown of his head, 30-year-old Chris Stoyanov f

After 17 years of surgery to remove a tumor from the crown of his head, 30-year-old Chris Stoyanov finally had his hair and scalp replaced after a new procedure which used an inflatable balloon to make new skin from the back of his head.


Plastic surgeon Niall Kirkpatrick preformed the successful operation to insert the balloon which would allow for enough skin to form to cover Stoyanov's bald spot.

After 17 years of surgery to remove a tumor from the crown of his head, 30-year-old Chris Stoyanov f

After 17 years of surgery to remove a tumor from the crown of his head, 30-year-old Chris Stoyanov finally had his hair and scalp replaced after a new procedure which used an inflatable balloon to make new skin from the back of his head.


For six months Stoyanov had to be very careful as the balloon was inflated. "It was very uncomfortable and as it got bigger I had to be more and more careful that it didn't burst.

"It was a difficult six months but I managed to take things very slowly and carefully and it's proved a huge success."

After the six months the skin was taken and stapled into place over Stoyanov's bald spot and hair started to grow back in just a month. As an added bonus, Stoyanov will never go bald because the hair that is growing comes from the back of his head, an area that isn't affected by hair loss.

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