How Can I Fix These Two Divots In My Forehead From Prior Brain Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had brain surgery 30 plus years ago that has left me with 2 small divots which I am trying to have filled.

A:With a prior history of a craniotomy, or at least burr holes for decompression, those divots would represent the through and through skull defects from that procedure. Such burr holes defects can be covered over with a variety of materials from bone cements to implants. I suspect a bone cement material would be fine but it would be worthwhile to check an x-ray before doing any surgery so there is a full understanding of what lies underneath these indentations.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon