Can Augmentation Of The Back Of The Head Be Done By Injection?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m on your page now for the surgical reshaping of a flat back of head? I hate the shape of the back of my head and am willing to travel for this. I also saw your comment on a Real Self question & answer forum saying that this procedure can be done non surgically by injection… could I please learn more? Namely how much would these cost? 

A: To clarify on augmentation of the back of the head, the superior method aesthetically is a custom skull implant. For smaller skull shape defects PMMA bone cement can be used through a very small incision with introduction with a funnel…but that is not a ‘non-surgical method by injection” It is still a surgical procedure that requires the same dissection under general anesthesia as placing a custom skull implant. It also does not produce as good an aesthetic result. You are over interpreting what you have read.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana