How Much Height Can A Custom Skull Implant Add?
Q: Dr. Eppley, What are the limitations to a custom skull implant to add ~1 inch in height? Is a specific skull shape required for this?
A: For heightening purposes the skull implant would have a design that covers the top of the head with edges that cross over the bony temporal lines.
The limitations of any aesthetic skull implant is how much the overlying scalp can stretch to accommodate what lies underneath it on the bone. As an immediate insertion technique (no prior scalp expansion) the limitation is around 150cc in volume or 1.5 to 2cms of maximum projection.
Dr. Barry Eppley