Can The Forehead Side of Plagiocephaly Be Treated?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I suffer from moderate plagiocephaly.  My biggest concern is the asymmetry of my face as one side seems to bulge out. In my case the flatness of the back isn’t as severe as the front. Is it possible to have reshaping of the front of my head and brow and maybe to contour my cheeks so it doesn’t looks too severe? My eye is also bulging a little bit out but i don’t think it’s fixable.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and detailing your facial asymmetry concerns. The frontal portion of plagiocephaly can be treated as successfully as the posterior portion, it just involves some more complex topographic assessment and treatment than the more uniform back of the skull contour. Please send me some pictures of your face for my assessment and recommendations. A 3D CT scan is always needed in the assessment of facial asymmetries but pictures would be a good start to the assessment process.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana