Am I A Good Candidate For External Occipital Protuberance Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello! I have read quite a bit about the external occipital protuberance, I am very interested in the procedure; Although the size of my head is somewhat wide, however, I present said protuberance and when sliding my fingers over the area the nuchal lines feel very pronounced, all four stand out together with the inion. Can you help me resolve the question about whether I am suitable for the procedure?

A: Thank you for your inquiry. One is a candidate for occipital bump / nuchal ridge reduction if one feels it is too prominent. This is a procedure that is most often performed on men due to their short hairstyles, where the prominences of the occipital bones are more clearly seen. But this does not exclude women from undergoing the procedure if they find it bothersome.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana