Dr. Jeffrey Epstein – Miami Hair Transplant Surgeon
Girl receives scalp-saving surgery
SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) — A little girl is undergoing a dramatic surgical procedure to replace her burned scalp, an injury she suffered at just a few months old.
Five-year-old Addison Moman is dealing with very adult issues. She wears a wig and has low self-esteem.
At just 9 months old, Addison was burned by hot grease on more that 45 percent of her body, causing her to lose half her hair and discoloring parts of her body.
Now she has just one wish: to diminish the scars that a terrible accident left on her scalp. “I want to get hair on that side,” Addison said, as she gestures to the right side of her head.
And now, thanks to the generosity of South Florida Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Jeffrey Epstein her wish is becoming reality.
Addison underwent surgery at South Miami Hospital. Dr. Epstein placed two balloon expanders underneath her scalp that are gradually filled with saline to stretch her skin. The second procedure will take place in about three months. “The third surgery will basically let me cover to all the way out here,” Dr. Epstein said while pointing to the rest of Addison”s scalp, “and then for the third procedure I will do some hair transplants. Taking hair from another part of her scalp and reconstructing her sideburns.”
Addison”s mother speaks about how great her daughter is despite the deformation she suffers. “She”s so vibrant and full of energy. She is the most important thing in my life,” said Bobbi Jo Moman.
Addison and her mother have so much to be thankful for. “This means so much to me, just to know that this is going to give her a better life,” said Moman.
According to Dr. Epstein, Addison should have her hair by the end of the summer. “Thank you for giving me hair,” said Addison, with a smile.
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