Can A Custom Skull Implant Make My Extremely Small Head Bigger?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am female to male trans man. I have an extremely small head and very self conscious. I saw a doctor about jaw and chin implants to give the illusion of a larger head but he said it would unbalance my face because my head is so small. Do you think you could help me with this with a custom skull implant?
A:Given that males on average have a 10% bigger head size as measured by a circumferential measurement than females (although shape is also important) an overall head size increase can be obtained by a custom skull implant. What the exact dimensional increases should be is up for discussion but I did some imaging on one of your pictures to see what that might look like which is attached. This probably represents a 10% head enlargement effect.
Dr. Barry Eppley