Can A Custom Forehead Implant Fit Under My Scalp?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was interested in the forehead widening procedure that Dr. Eppley performs as I have a very rounded narrow forehead and browridge and would like for them to be widened and advanced using implants. 

More specifically, I was interested in this specific model shown on the website. Also, is there a threshold for the amount of implant that can be squeezed in? I would require a fair bit of advancement so I’d like to know what the limits of such an implant are. 

A: The limits of any skull implant is based on its volumetric expansion. As a general rule scalp stretch can accommodate up to 125 to 150ccs in most people. The specific forehead implant to which you refer is 86cc with a maximum thickness of 5mms.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana