Can The Dent In The back Of My Head Be Fixed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am 21 years old and I have noticed that I have a dent on my crown and its mostly on one side like it is missing bone. I noticed about two years ago when my mom was massaging my scalp. At that moment I was like I don’t care. But now i really care about it because it is so ugly. I have lucky to have a lot of hair. My question is can it be filled with bone? Or some other things to make it normal? Im really unhappy and I hope u guys can help me. I can send photos too in email if u guys send me a email Ican send them. I saw some great results in your website and I don’t care about distance or what ever as its about my confidence!

A: The good news is that a dented skull area can be completely fixed using a variety of techniques. From bone cements to custom skull implants the area of the skull that lacks contour can be augmented. If the skull area of concern is not that large and is back in the hair-bearing scalp area the use of bone cements may be the preferred augmentation method. But most of the time a custom skull implant approach is best. Please send some picture for my assessment and more qualified recommendation. 

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana

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