How Is The Flat Back Of The Head Treated In Plagiocephaly?

Q: Dr. Eppley, As a baby, I developed plagiocephaly which unfortunately to this day I still have a flat head and asymmetrical face.

I think because of the way my skull became deformed, it caused my face / forehead to go asymmetrical. My face looks completely different from each side.

This is something I have been very insecure about for most my life and was wondering if you could please provide a quotation for the implant surgery and any other information.

A:As is typical of plagiocephaly, more accurately described anatomically as cranioscoliosis, the entire skull and face is affected to varying degrees. Usually the most affected is the flat back of the head with lesser degrees of asymmetry of the forehead and face. In treating plagiocephaly in adults the common area treated is the flat back of the head with a custom skull implant…as you have described as an interest. While is done in the face varies considerably based on what components of the face bother them as well as how effective any surgery is for it. That is yet to be determined in your case.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon