Am I A Good Candidate For Skull Augmentation By Bone Cement?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello I would like to know if I’m candidate for bone cement….I would like to reshape my head….I have attached 2 photos one is the actual shape of my head and the other one is my desire how I would like to be shaped. 

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your imaged result. Whether such a skull augmentation outcome is achievable, it is not going to be able to be done by any form of bone cement. This requires a custom skull implant approach to do so in which 75% of that result is achievable with the immediate insertion of such an implant and 100% or more is achievable with a two stage custom skull augmentation approach. The one factor patients fail to factor into these types of changes is the limitation of the stretch of the overlying scalp to accommodate the added volume.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana