Can Sagittal and Reduction Skull Reshaping Procedures Be Done At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am planning on skull reshaping surgery with reduction on my head in the future and am wondering is it possible to have both sagittal and temporal reduction and how much of a difference does it make on the head? Also do you have to shave your head for the procedure? Another question I had is are is procedure out of pocket.

A: In answer to your skull reshaping surgery questions:

1) Both sagittal crest and temporal muscle reduction surgeries can be done at the same time.

2) It is not required to shave your head for the surgery.

3) To preoperatively determine the effects of the surgery I always try to do computer imaging. That can be more challenging with a full head of hair but there to do so still has value.

4) The procedure would be out of pocket as I do no participate in any health insurance plans

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana