How Can The Back Of My Head Be Reshaped?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, I have a weird shaped head where the back of my head really sticks out so it looks long from a side view. Are there any implants that can be inserted to give it a more rounded normal shape or can the skull be reduced slightly at the back. Thanks.

A: Some reduction of an occipital skull prominence can be done which is usually about 7mms. The bone above the prominence can also be augmented to make the top part more round as it goes into the top of the skull and beyond. If done together this will create a better skull reshaping of the back of the head than either procedure done alone.

Dr. Barry Eppley