Are You Put To Sleep For Occipital Skull Reduction Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Are you put to sleep while the occipital bone reduction procedure is being done? & how long do you have to be out of work after the procedure is done.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. In answer to your occipital skull reduction questions:

1) You are put to sleep for almost all forms of skull reshaping surgery. These are not procedures to be done under local anesthesia or IV sedation.

2) Physical recovery is very quick from skull eduction surgery and you would be out of work at most one week after the surgery. The actual results, however, takes much longer to finally see.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana