Can The Lump On The Back Of My Head Be Removed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, I’m just getting in touch on behalf of my husband. He is desperate to have this lump removed from the back of his head, is it possible to have it removed? If so, is it possible to have some information on this along with a price ect. Look forward to hearing from you! Many thanks.

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. I believe you are referring to the protrusion that lies between the two horizontal scalp lines which appears like an occipital knob. (see attached picture with arrow) That bony protrusion can certainly be reduced and he has the convenient horizontal line beneath it to do so. It may also require a bit of overlying scalp excision since there is some soft tissue redundancy over it…as an assurance that complete flattening occurs without aggravating the overlying scalp redundancy.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon