Flat Back of The Head

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have typical flat back of head. I am interested in custom skull implant augmentation.What is full cost of augmentation. How many days would I need to stay there? Is it local anesthesia? I can’t seem to find anyone in this area that does this..if you know please tell me as I am concerned about follow up and tweaking. 

A: Thank you for your inquiry. In answer to your flat back of the head questions:

1) Assuming this is a one-stage custom skull implant procedure, I will have my assistant pass along the cost of the surgery to you tomorrow. How much augmentation one can achieve is based on one’s natural scalp flexibility to stretch to accommodate the implant. I would need of see side view pictures of your head and do some imaging to determine what type of augmentation change you seek.

2) Most patients return home within one to two days after surgery.

3) It is general anesthesia as no skull augmentation procedure can be done under local anesthesia if the implant has any size to it.

4) I can not speak for who else in the world does this procedure as that I am unaware of anyone.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana