Is Fixing A Flat Spot On My Head Realistic?

Q: Dr. Eppley, This may be a very very unrealistic but part of my head is flat and I am 21 years. I was wondering whether there was literally anything you could do to improve it at all. I am willing to pay anything for it. Maybe even a material to fill some of it in. Any ideas would be great.

A: Skull augmentation/modification is a very common surgery in my practice. One of the most common reasons that it is done is for flat areas of the skull, usually on the back part. The realistic part of this surgery is not whether it can be done but whether enough change can be done to make the procedure worthwhile. The limiting factor in all skull augmentations is how much the scalp can stretch to accomodate the expanded skull contour. I will need to see some picture of your head and the area of concern to determine if this may be a procedure for you.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana