Can A Small Head Be More Rounded Out?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, my head is extremely extremely small and flat. Basically like microcephaly making me look like a monkey when I expose it. Can anything be done to round it out? Also, will this procedure affect hair growth?

A: Skull augmentation with custom made implants for exactly your concerns (small head) are routinuely done. The key question is whether this would need to be a one vs two stage skull augmentation procedure based on how much skull augmentation you need and the ability of the scalp to stretch to accommodate it. How this applies to you is not yet known. Such skull augmentations do not affect the ability of the hair to grow after surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana