How Can I Treat My Plagiocephaly?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have been aware of my plagiocephaly since I was 12 and I wish I had neither recognized nor investigated it. Since then, I have had the same haircut, which I cut myself. But now, approaching 30 years old, I am tired of buying hair products, using straighteners, and spending so much time in the bathroom.

So, I would like to have cranial symmetry and a nice skull shape like my mother’s. I don’t really care about facial symmetry, haha. I would like to go to my younger brother’s hairdresser, get the same haircut as him, and travel with him without having to pack hairsprays, straighteners, or anything like that. I want to go boxing with him and wear a helmet on my head (I can’t stand any pressure on my head, it’s like having tickles, I move away from the stimulus at lightning speed). Sometimes I feel ridiculous, to be honest.

A:It appears he has a right flat back of the head, usually the most significant deformity from plagiocephaly, for which a custom skull implant is the best method currently to treat it.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon