Am I Too Old For Skull Reshaping Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am possibly interested in skull reshaping surgery. I have occipital plagiocephaly.  My head is  clearly flat on the back left side of my head. I am 67 years old and losing my hair which makes it more noticeable. Can surgery correct this at my age or is it too late?

A: Age is not a physical issue for this skull reshaping procedure as long as one is in good health for the surgery. Since the procedure is an extra cranial procedure (onlay augmentation), it is no more complicated to go through than many other cosmetic facial surgeries. Age is only a limitation if one decides that they are too old to care about it…then it is too late.

I would be happy to look at any pictures that show the flatness on the left side of the back of your head.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana