Back of Head Augmentation Surgery Questions

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am inquiring about back of head augmentation reshaping surgery? 

What is process and how long does it take? 

What is the recovery time frame? 

How long before one can get back to work? 

Can you fly and when after surgery is that possible? 

Also what is the cost of this procedure and related procedures? 

A: In answer to your back of head augmentation surgery questions:

1) The implant is made from the patient’s 3D CT scan and takes 30 days to do from time of design to manufacture to be shipped and available fir surgery..

2) Most patients recover fairly quickly and are back doing most normal activities in 10 days after surgery. The recovery us usually less than most would think for ‘skull surgery’. But this is because patients understandably confuse intracranial skull surgery with aesthetic skull surgery…which are two completely different types of skull surgery.

3) Most patients return home 1 to 2 days after surgery. In recovery it is relevant to really that no physical activity can adversely affect the skull implant as it is resistant to displacement or material disruption.

4) My assistant will pass along the cost of the surgery to you later this week.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana