Is It Too Late To Undergo Plagiocephaly Skull Correction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, The back left side of my head is a little smaller than the right side and I never really realized there was a difference until now. I’m now 25 years old and I’m extremely self conscious about it. It’s extremely noticeable when I turn my head to the side, my whole left side of my face looks smaller because of this. I believe it’s called plagiocephaly but I have never talked to a Dr about it. At my age is it too late to have a surgery because I know you’re supposed to catch this early on?

A: Treating adult plagiocephaly head shape concerns with a custom skull implant can be done at anytime in an adult’s life. You are referring to non-surgical helmet therapy for head reshaping which must be done in the 24 months after birth.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana