How Can I Get A Smooth Contour To The Back Of My Head?

Q: Dr. Eppley, My goal is to have the back of my head, flat without any dip or separation.

A:This is a back of the head problem that I have seen many times. This is due to an excessive of bone and an overlying roll of scalp tissue, both of which have to be removed to get a smoother transition from the back of the head into the neck. There is the tradeoff of a fine line scar across the area and I would need a back of the head picture to show you its location. But as a general rule its length is the same as that of the scalp roll.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon