How Much Taller Can I Get With A Custom Skull Heightening Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 24 year old male with height of 165cm (5ft 5inches)),

While I would like to increase my height I consider methods such as  Limb lengthening by osteogenesis distraction (where bones are actually broken and lengthened) to be too extreme especially given my starting height, 1-2 inches will be sufficient for me, (3-4 inches is not necessary).

I saw the article on your website (

1) With use of a scalp expander first would an increase of 2 inches of height be possible with a custom implant??

2)  What is a rough ball park estimate cost of such a procedure? 

A: Thank you for your inquiry in regards to custom skull heightening implants. Depending on one’s natural scalp elasticity, an immediate insertion of a custom skull implant will create close to an inch of additional height. But it will take a first stage scalp expansion to permit the placement of a larger custom skull implant to get closer to 1 1/2 inches.

I will have my assistant Camille pass along the cost of a two stage custom skull implant process on Tuesday.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana