How Can I Remove The Scalp Roll On The Back Of My Head?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Please see the pictures attached. What can be done to reduce or remove the fat roll from the back of my scalp? 

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. What you have is excessive scalp tissue (not just fat) which creates a roll above the horizontal skin crease which exists. This can only be improved by a horizontal excisional procedure of the redundant scalp. Fortunately a very pronounced skin crease exists in which the fine line scar can lie. (which is actually common in such occipital scalp skin rolls)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana