Can I Have Skull Augmentation Done Under Local Anesthesia?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi! I am interested in the 2 step occipital skull augmentation and was wondering if it would be possible to have this procedure done under local/sedation rather than general anesthesia. Thanks!

A: Thank you for your inquiry. Larger skull augmentation procedures are not operations that lend themselves to a pleasant experience or good surgical outcomes when attempted under local anesthesia.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana