Female Skull Augmentation

Q: Dr. Eppley,  I am interested in female skull augmentation. I have hated my small head for as long as I can remember. I am finally looking into this and didn’t know there was really any options. I have a flat, small head and small, flat occipital area. Would like to know what may be the best option for me and what price range I’d be into. I feel like an implant type thing would be best (to cover a couple of problem areas) but not sure. I can send a photo but would like to hear back first.

A: All cases of women who want a bigger head involve augmentation of multiple skull areas. (female skull augmentation) That is almost always in the back over the crown and around the sides. Because of most women’s goals in this type of skull augmentation procedure, the scalp has to be expanded as a first stage procedure to get in the bigger skull implant that is needed to try and get this effect. Having done many of such skull augmentation cases my experience has been that usually only about 75% to 80% of the ideal skull enlargement goal is achieved even with scalp expansion. The limiting factor is how much of the scalp can be stretched safely to cover a larger skull implant…with emphasis on safety first and the amount of skull augmentation second.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana