How Can I Improve The Flat Back Of My Head?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I hope this message finds you well. I am 28 years old. I have been diagnosed with brachycephaly, commonly known as flat head syndrome. I have done some research on my own as I am quite curious about why the back of my head appears flat. In high school, I experienced teasing from classmates due to this condition, which has affected my self-confidence.

I am reaching out to seek your guidance on the necessary steps to address brachycephaly and regain my self-confidence. Could you please provide information on the recommended course of action and any potential surgical interventions that might be beneficial in my case?

Thank you for your time and expertise. I look forward to your advice.

A:The only effective method for improving the shape of a flat back of the head is surgical in which a custom skull implant is placed. In some cases of brachycephaly this may be combined with reducing the prominences at the corners. (parietal-temporal skull reductions)

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon