Can The Height Of My Skull Be Reduced?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a tall, narrow skull, which as a man is an aesthetic death-sentence. Women want a short, compact so-called “warrior skull” with the facial bones developed and forward-projected while maintaining overall facial harmony, along with a flat occiput and skullcap. 

Question: Is there a way to significantly reduce the size of my neurocranium? 

Because the two factors causing my tall and narrow skull are my long midface (vertical maxillary excess) and large neurocranium.

A: The skull can certainly be reduced in height. Whether one would view how much safe height reduction is allowable by the bone thickness (7mms) is the relevant aesthetic question.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana