How Is Sagittal Crest Skull Reduction Done?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I would to inquire about a possible sagittal crest reduction. The top most (crown) part of my skull is slightly raised in comparison to the rest of my skull, and there is a slight dip toward the front of my head which accentuates the crests prominence, giving it a more ‘bump’ or ‘bruise-like’ appearance.
My questions are:
1) What are the expected costs associated with this type of procedure?
2) How long am I expected to be in the country should I choose to proceed with this procedure?
3) How is this procedure actually done?
I understand this is a lot of questions, although would appreciate a decent answer to each as it is something I am heavily considering following-through with. The severity between the pictures and real life are fairly contrasting, and it may just be that I notice the severity a great deal more than others, although it makes me uncomfortable having it there.
A :In answer to his sagittal crest reduction questions:
1) My assistant Camille will pass along the cost of the surgery to you.
2) You should be able to return in 48 hours after the surgery.
3) Through a small scalp incision at the back end of the sagittal crest the raised bone height is reduced by high speed burring.
Dr. Barry Eppley
A detailed description and pictures of your concerns allows for the most informed response.