Malala is to undergo major surgery in the next few days to repair the missing part of her skull.
The fragment of skull that was damaged by the bullet has been stored in her abdomen since she was initially treated.
Dr Dave Rosser,Medical Director at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, told me that the procedure is quite common and that Malala made the final decision to opt for a titanium plate.
Speaking for the first time since her attack by the Taliban, schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai said she wants every child to be educated.
Doctors have said they plan to carry out two procedures to reinforce Malala Yousafzai's skull and to restore hearing to her left ear.