Back of Head Reshaping
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 37 year old man who is extremely self conscious about the shape of my head. I’ve longed for a nicely rounded back head. Through my research I recently learned of your practice who performs surgical back of the head reshaping.
I typically where my hair rather short…prefer it to be shorter than the pictures attached. I think the custom implant is the way to go for me, but am concerned about a really noticeable scar. Would these sutures be similar to those use on the face when cosmetic work is done?
How do you determine if a two step skull implant process is required?
Another concern for me is if l the implant will create a “pulled look” in my face and pull my hair line back?
Where do you suggest making the incision?
I look forward to hearing from you.
A: In answer to your questions about back of head reshaping:
1) Generally scalp scars heal really well and can be very hard to see even in short hair. In my experience, for a variety of reasons, they do best in thicker scalps. For occipital skull implants the incision is placed low on the back of the head with a horizontal incision at about the level of the top of the ear and is usually about 7 to 8 cms.
2) Computer imaging is done to determine what you consider a ‘nicely rounded back of the head’. That will tell me how much augmentation is needed and whether a one stage or two stage approach is needed.
3) The implant will not pull up on your face or pull our frontal hairline back.
Dr. Barry Eppley
North Meridian Medical Building
12188-A North Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (317) 706-4444
WhatsApp: (317) 941-8237