Can I Get Occipital Knob Skull Reduction If I Am Bald?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am 24 years old, I have grade 3 hair loss. There is a high probability that I will have to be bald for the rest of my days. And I don’t even mind, the only thing holding me back from this is my head shape. I have bulges on the back of my head and the most offensive is something like a sharp springboard from above, on the site I saw a lot of photos with a similar situation.
And I am very interested in aesthetic skull correction surgery. I have a couple of questions
1. Will it stay forever? As far as I know, the skull changes throughout life, can this somehow affect the implant?
2. I understand that scars remain after the procedure, but how visible and large will they be? This is very important since I will be bald
A: As best as I can gather from your pictures and description you have a classic occipital knob protrusion on the back of your head. That can be completely reduced and smoothed through a very small scalp incision over it. Such a skull reduction is permanent.
Dr. Barry Eppley