Can I Have A Little Parietal Skull Reduction As Result Of My Plagiocephaly?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome). because of this, my head from front view looks wide and makes it impossible for me to wear caps. I want a little parietal bone reduction on the sides above my ears only… No matter how little it can be trimmed, i will appreciate that. Please i need your help urgently as this is bothering me a lot. 

A:Thank you for your inquiry. Parietal bone reductions are done through a small vertical incision over them. The maximum amount of bone thickness is always removed which is in the 5 to 6mm thickness range.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana