Head Widening Implants
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am suffering from a too narrow/small head. I hated my hairstyle every day, physical complexes, missing self-confidence. In addition to the external phenomena (daily struggle with the hair, the hairdresser, always looking in the mirror without anyone noticing), it is more the internal psychological phenomena, which destroy my self-confidence more and more (no self-assured occurrence, doubt, fear in meeting new people, afraid to present things at work or speak up). I am now at an age where I would like to change this before it will further destroy my self-confidence. Please could you take a look at my pictures and let me know if there are treatment options?
A: The narrow head, signified by a a straight or convex profile above the ears, is a deficiency of the posterior temporal region primarily. This can be very effectively treated by the placement of submuscular temporal implants. These would need to be custom made based on the dimensions of your temporal region and the extent of coverage/augmentation that is needed. The typical thickness would be around 1 cm above the ear region. These implants are placed through incisions on the back of the ears.
Dr. Barry Eppley