Are You The Only Plastic Surgeon That Performs Skull Reshaping Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I came across your website while searching for skull reshaping solutions. I was interested to know a little be more about sagittal skull reshaping. The back of my head and a bit on the top are flat. I had 2 questions: 

1 – Are you the only people in the country that perform such a procedure? Is it something invested here? I ask because I am from New York and I am having a tough time finding a clinic here. 

2 – Is this a relatively new procedure? Are there any long term studies on any negative effects? 

Thank you!

A: Thank you for your inquiry. In answer to your skull reshaping questions which appears to be an augmentation issue of the crown area of the skull:

1) I can not speak for whom else may perform such skull reshaping surgery. It is not information I would know.

2) I have performed such skull reshaping surgeries for decades. Technology has changed but the basic concepts of the procedure are not new and I have taken techniques and technology rom reconstructive craniofacial surgery and applied to aesthetic head shape concerns to develop a whole niche area of plastic surgery heretofore not previously developed.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana