Kristin: I'm not 100% certain that Dr Brackmann used titanium mesh plates to reconstruct your middle fossa, but am guessing that he probably did because you had your surgery in 2005. The next time I talk to him, I'll try to remember to ask him if he uses that for middle fossa as well and will let you know
Jan: Thanks a bunch for your feedback! You know how much it's appreciated. Glad to hear you're not having negative side affects especially living in a cold climate. That's a big relief!
Joef: As you said, titanium mesh plate cranioplasty IS reported to considerably cut back on CSF leaks and is also recommended for cosmetic purposes to reconstruct the drilled-out skull area. That's why I specifically asked Dr Brackmann if he uses it for cranioplasty because I had both of those concerns. Thank you for clarifying the process for us. It makes sense to me~
Cheers to a happy, healthy New Year!