Brow and Forehead Augmentation

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am looking to undergo complete brow and forehead augmentation all the way to the furthest part of the brow beyond the lateral ends of the eyebrows. I would also like complete skull augmentation which I have seen advertise through the use of a custom implant on your skull reshaping website. My question is whether a combined implant can be made which covers the entire skull in addition to the forehead and the entirety of the brow bone.

A: As to whether the entire skull can be augmented from brows to occiput depends on the amount of scalp elasticity that one has. While any size and shape skull implant can be designed, the overlying scalp must stretch to accomodate it. There are limits to that stretch and for most people a total skull augmentation, as you may be describing, would require a first stage scalp tissue expander to undergo a secondary total skull augmentation.

This is a general statement and I would need to see pictures of you and have you provide some visual guide as to what degree of brow and forehead you are seeking along with the rest of the skull to provide a more qualified answer to your question.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana