Can I Sleep On The Back Of My Head If I Have A Custom Skull Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley,  I am interested in a custom skull implant for the flat back of my head.

1- does the filling made behind the head reveal my permanent and any discomfort in the future?

2- if I fall asleep, if I sleep on my back or lie on my back, does it pose any problems, is there any problem if I get hit on the head from behind?

A: A custom back of the head skull implant will feel just like bone and has none of the postoperative concerns to which you have described.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon