How Can I Fix A Flat Top And Back Of My Head?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi! My head is flat and small I want it to be rounder and more asymmetric and  not embarrassing, Specifically the top and back of my head are flat they don’t contain that roundness which some people have it. 

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. This is the most common area that women request for skull augmentation. In determining how much skull augmentation can be achieved there are limits to how much the scalp can stretch to accommodate a skull expansion by an implant. Thus the first decision to make is what degree of skull augmentation can one accept vs how much is one willing to undergo to achieve their ideal result. This is where the concept of immediate vs a two stage skull augmentation procedure must be considered. To help make that determination I have attached a drawing of the likely differences in shape between these two choices.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana