Are There Risks of Death From Skull Reshaping Surgery?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to ask you a few things about skull reshaping.1) Can you reshape a skull that its parietal bone is not curved but straight down towards my forehead? 2) Can you implant a flat back head to be curvy? 3) Can you narrow the side head? My side head is over widened till its not a straight, smooth to the back. 4) Are there risks for death if this surgery is done (with jaw angle enhancement)? 5) How much will all of the surgery cost? I wish you could reply my questions to my email. Please reply, thanks.
A: In answer to your skull reshaping questions:
- You can reshape the parietal bone so that it is straighter and not so curved.
- An implant can be placed on the back of the head to add projection.
- The side of the head can be narrowed by a combination of temporal muscle reduction and bone thinning.
- There is no risk of death by combining skull reshaping with jaw angle augmentation. Skull reshaping is a perfectly safe aesthetic surgery that should not be confused with its very distant cousin in Neurosurgery of craniotomies.
- I will have my assistant pass along the costs of the surgery to you tomorrow.
Dr. Barry Eppley