Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in getting a skull implant. I have attached photos of my mutant head. As you can see I got this stupid bald ugly head, it is not very visible from behind but looks very bad from left or right side. It is not very much dented but it is enough and bothers me very much. So many people ask me what happened to my head or they just staring at my head like I came from another planet. Is there any way to fix it? This skin on my crazy head is kinda flexible and I thought it would be enough to pull that skin in a direction to make it less visible or apply some kind of implant under the skin to make my head more round on that flat area and cover that bump/dent. Any suggestions? How long does it take for such a surgery or some other kind of fixing it?
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending all of your pictures. There is no question that the best and only way to get the back of head built out and smooth is with a custom made skull implant. This can be designed on the computer using a 3D CT scan of you and then inserted through a small low scalp incision to fit over the bone. I have done such skull augmentations many times. I have attached a recent back of the head case that shows how this technology works and how effective it can be.
Dr. Barry Eppley