How Much Height Can A Skull Implant Add?

Q: Dr. Eppley, How much height can be achieved with skull implants? I’m a model and additional height is never a bad thing. What is the average thickness of a “flat head” implant? What was the largest you’ve done?

A: In answer to your top of the skull augmentation questions:

1) The amount of skull height obtained in the immediate placement of  skull implant can be up to 1cm,,,which is how much the scalp can stretch to accommodate it.

2) Larger amounts of skull augmentation can be obtained with a first stage scalp expansion procedure in which I have done as much as 3.5cms of added height.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana