How Can I Best Treat My Plagiocephaly?

Q: Dr. Eppley, As you can see I have the side of the skull on the right in the photo and on the left in life larger than the other. What I would like would be to refine and reduce this side so that it is homogeneous with the other side.

A really flattened skull on the left with a bump while the other side is normal. I would like to know if it was possible to do something or if it is impossible.

Know if we could raise the skull at the back of the left side so that it is less flat and much more aesthetic.

A: As part of your plagiocephaly there are differences between the shape of the two sides of your head. The options are to either reduce the larger side or augment the smaller side. That is a personal choice based on one’s aesthetic preference.

The flatness on the back of the head is a classic concern in plagiocephaly which is commonly treated by a custom designed skull implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon