Can My Skull Be Made Taller and More Narrow?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is it possible to make my skull more egg shaped… narrower and taller and more 3D shaped at least from the back? Should this surgery be done before or after a 3 piece lefort1? Thanks

A: Skull reshaping procedures such as increasing height with implants and narrowing the sides by temporal muscle reduction are common independently done procedures. But when combined can create an overall skull shape effect like more of an egg-shape. How effective that would be for your head shape requires pictures so i can some imaging to see what degree of these changes are possible.

Skull reshaping is anatomically separate from that of the face so whether it is done before or after a LeFort Osteotomy is a personal preference.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon