Are There Any Adverse Side Effects from Occipital Knob Skull Reductions?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a fairly prominent occipital knob on the back of my head, and came across your website. I noticed some documentation of you performing these procedures all the way back in 2017. Could you tell me how many you have done to date? And also, have your patients reported any long term side effects from the procedure (neck pain / headaches / etc)?

A:I have done hundreds of occipital skull surgeries, at least 75 have been knob and bun reductions. No one yet has reported any side effects nor would I expect there to be any in this type of aesthetic skull surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon