How Can I Fix The Flat Top Of My Head?
Q: Dr. Eppley, The top of my skull is completely flat and from a side view it looks really bad like if looking at a nail. I have a lot of hair, so you can’t really tell the shape of my head from a photo, but I found 2 pictures that would give a good representation of what I have going on. I was teased a lot as a child and am deathly terrified of going bald. It’s had a huge impact on my life and I just want to know if it’s possible to fix so that I can be confident in how I look and greatly decrease my social anxiety.
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your representative pictures of the flat top of your head. It appears that you would like to have the top of your head augmented to a more convex shape rather than flat. That is best done by a custom skull implant which can be placed on a one hour surgery with a remarkably short recovery period.
Dr. Barry Eppley