Can My Tall Skull Height Be Reduced?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a tall neurocranium (the upper third of my face is too big/tall compared to my lower and middle third), this results in a tall and narrow skull which, for males, isn’t sexually dimorphic thus not attractive. I want a more compact, “shorter” skull, so to speak.
Is it possible to somehow reduce the size of the neurocranium AND/OR make the skullcap completely flat (which is a desired trait in men)? The most important part of this question is the FIRST PART (“Is it possible to somehow reduce the size of the neurocranium?”).
Even if I fix my lower third and middle third with osteotomies followed by implants, my tall neurocranium will ruin my facial aesthetics.
A:I would say that a flatter top pf the head is more possible than a substantial size reduction as the skull which will usually only allow a 7 to 8mm reduction of the outer cortical bone layer.
Dr. Barry Eppley