Yoga Weight Loss System

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am Yoga Weight Loss System interested in skull reshaping. I am a 28 years old man and the point being that the width of the upper part of my head above the ears is big and rounded on both sides. Can it be reduced and flattened ?

A: The wide or more square head shape that you have is due to a pronounced temporal ridge which is where the top part of the skull joins/transitions to the skull bone at the side of the head. This actually a ridge or line that starts in the forehead and goes to the back of the head. While this is always  a transition area like two walls coming together in a corner but is usually a gradual transition. Your temporal line is very acute almost being 90 degrees.

 This area can be snoothed down and made to look less square or wide. But the important question is whether it is worth the scalp scar trade-off to do so for the skull reshaping benefit. To access the area an incision is needed across the top of the head so both sides can be treated. While the skull width can be reduced, I am not sure in your case that is a good tradeoff.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana