How Much Head Widening Implant Can be Squeezed In?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I was interested in the total head widening procedure that you perform as I have a very rounded narrow forehead and browmridge and would like for them to be widened and advanced using implants.
More specifically, I was interested in this specific model shown on the website. What would the pricing of this type of implant be? Also, is there a threshold for the amount of implant that can be squeezed in? I would require a fair bit of advancement so I’d like to know what the limits of such an implant are.
A: The limits of any skull implant is based on its volumetric expansion. As a general rule scalp stretch can accommodate up to 125 to 150ccs in most people. The specific forehead implant to which you refer is 104cccc with a maximum thickness of 6mms.
Dr. Barry Eppley