Back of Head Augmentation

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m a 23 year old male who suffers from severe flatness of the back of my head. It has bothered me immensely for my entire life and has seriously affected my self esteem and my overall satisfaction out of life and the way I look. It’s very difficult for me to open up about this to anyone, but I am absolutely desperate to change my appearance. I was wondering what your suggestion would be in terms of what kind of skull augmentation procedure could be done. Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I cannot express the relief I felt when I discovered you and your practice online. 

A: Back of head augmentation is one of the most common skull reshaping procedures that I perform. A custom occipital skull implant is made to fit the back of the head from the patient’s 3D CT scan. Whether this is a one-stage procedure or requires a first-stage scalp tissue expander depends on how much skull augmentation is needed/desired. For most men a one-stage skull augmentation procedure is usually done, although in rare cases I have seen a few men choose a two-stage approach.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana