Can My Bony Forehead Asymmetry Be Fixed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a middle-aged man and I have an asymmetry in the forehead where the right side is slightly more prominent, probably positional plagiocephaly. I am very disturbed by it and wonder if you can do something about it. I understand that there are limitations right now in these corona times, but asks anyway. Of course I have pictures if needed. Grateful for the response by email to begin with.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. You are undoubtably correct in that a forehead protrusion is likely the result of positional plagiocephaly whether an ipsilateral occipital flattening is present or not. Most of these forehead protrusions/asymmetries are well within the limits of safe bone removal (less than 7mms) to create improved forehead symmetry. Most are more in the 3 to 4mm need of reduction. Please send me some pictures for a more qualified answer.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana