Can An Enlarged Pointy Back Of The Head Be Reduced?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am 25 years old and 6’1″ tall. I have a big head towards the back and a bit pointy. Since I was little kid, I was dreaming to reduce the size of my skull. Since the main bone that needs to be reduced here is the occipital bone, I wonder how much this bone can be reduced. The size of my head is 56 cm when I measure it from the forehead level. I would like to learn how much reduction can be done with thinning of the tissue on the bone and some parts of the occipital bone itself.
Thank you in advance
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. You are referring to a commonly reduced skull area. Rather than focusing on circumferential head measurements or even how much thickness of skull bone can be removed, neither of which really convey what type of change occurs on a large convex surface area of bone. It is better to look at potential profile changes in the head shape from different angles. (see attached)
Dr. Barry Eppley