Can A Hairline Advancement and Skull Augmentation Be Done At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in undergoing a full skull reshaping procedure that would include brow reduction and forehead reshaping (with potentially a hairline advancement as well) as well as back of the skull implants for a flat back of the head. I would need to fly in for this procedure so I was wondering if the entire surgery from consultation to procedure could be done in one trip? If so, how many days would I be flying in for and when would appointments be available for the surgery? I was hoping I could get an overall cost estimate as well for the procedures I listed if possible. Thank you.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. I will have my assistant Camille contact you to schedule a virtual consultation time to review some basic concepts about your skull shape needs and how to achieve them.

The concept of a hairline advancement with any form of skull augmentation is contradictory. Hairline advancements base their success upon having the scalp mobility to shift the hairline forward/lower. Conversely occipital augmentation needs scalp to allow it to be expanded from underneath. Thus you can’t do both at the same time. To do all that you have mentioned would require a two stage approach with all frontal procedures done first and any occipital augmentation done later.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana