In this video, Principal Maxillofacial Prosthetist Stefan Edmondson describes how he moulded the titanium plate that will cover the missing section of Malala's skull.
He describes how an exact model of the damaged part of the skull was made so that the metal plate could be gradually moulded and refined until it was a perfect fit.
The metal plate is just over half a millimetre thick and is secured to the skull with tiny screws.
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.