Can I Get A Custom Forehead Implant If I Have An Existing Skull Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, I’m a former patient for a two step skull implant. First off it was life changing for me! But years later, I still feel flat in the back of my head and I’m also interested in a forehead augmentation. I’m curious what a process like this would be since I already have an implant over the top of my skull? Thank you!

A: Good to hear from you as it has been almost 5 1/2 years since your skull implant placement. I believe the question you are asking is whether you can have a forehead implant with an indwelling skull implant. The answer would be yes as forehead implants do not ever pose the same volume issues as your existing skull implan did. The only questions about the forehead implant are logistical in nature such as its actual design and incision location to place it. The forehead implant would need to be designed to integrate with the existing skull implant, making it essentially like an extension of it for a more complete form of skull augmentation effect.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana