Can I Increase My Skull Height By 2 Inches?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I hope this message finds you well. I’ve been considering the possibility of a skull implant to increase my height by 2 inches and make my face wider. I’ve noticed that my head is slightly smaller in proportion to my body, and I believe this procedure could help me achieve the desired results that can help me with my professional career and finding balance in my body proportion.

Before proceeding, I would like to inquire about the safety of such a procedure. Additionally, as it’s important for my job, I’d like to know if this procedure is compatible with my lifestyle and if there are any potential risks or side effects I should be aware of. I’m a professional dancer and my lifestyle is very active.

Your professional guidance on this matter is of utmost importance to me, and I would be grateful for your advice.

A:The main comment I would to your inquiry is that it is not possible to be able to increase the height of the skull by 2 inches (50mms) without an undue risk of complications. With scalp tissue expansion one inch (25mms) is reasonable and with a low risk of complications but not 50mms of added height.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon