Can The Back Of The Head Have A Skull Reduction Procedure?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am very unhappy with how long/big my head is. I am wanting to inquire about a skull reduction procedure, and specifically reducing the size of the back of my head; seeing if what I would like done is even an option.
Thank you for your time.
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. You have a classic occipital bone protrusion whose border is the lambdoid sutures. This is where the occipital bone grows outward out of proportion to the adjacent parietal and temporal bones, hence the protrusion. The occipital bone can be reduced and brought back into alignment with the surrounding skull as the per attached illustration.
Dr. Barry Eppley