Can The Bottom of the Back Of My Skull Be Augmented to Fully Correct My Plagiocephaly?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a mild form of plagiocephaly and have had several fat grafting procedures with good success. However it doesn’t quite work in the bottom section of my skull and therefore am possibly exploring another option…maybe you can advise. I have attached a picture of it as your request.

A: The reason I asked for the picture is that the ‘bottom of the skull’ to most people is actually below the edge of the bottom of the occipital bone which is actually the upper neck muscles…for which this area can not be treated with an implant and an area where fat grafting takes very poorly. I can not tell from the picture your area of concern but my suspicion is that it falls into my above location description. This part of the plagiocephaly can not be successfully augmented.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana