How Can I Fix An Indented Area On The Back of My Head?

Q: Dr. Eppley, There is the area on the back of my head which is a 3 inch by 3 inch indented area. If just that part could be corrected the rest of my skull is all fine. 

A: Thank you for sending your pictures which clearly the indentation on the back of your head. While there areas seems small (3 x 3 inches) it is actually bigger than it seems when trying to build out a skull contour that is smooth and confluent with the rest of the bone around it. While a custom skull implant is the ideal way to build that indented area out for the reason mentioned, its is reasonable to use bone cement to do so for the same of economy. Fortunately I built my experience in skull augmentations using bone cement long before custom implants existed so this is a technique of which I am very familiar.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana