How Big Is The Incision For Occipital Bun Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to inquire about the Occipital Bun reduction surgery. What is the cost, recovery time, and potential scarring after the procedure. I have no hair and wear my hair bald so the scarring would be visible and wanted to know how prominent the scar would be. I have attached some photos.

A: I would advise he go to and search under Occipital Knob Skull Reduction and look at the many cases done so he can appreciate the small incision used and the resultant minimal scarring from the procedure. There is a very minimal recovery time and I am not so sure I would even call it much of a recovery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana