Making One Taller with a Skull Implant

Q: Dr. Eppley, I just would like to know if you can help me with a procedure. So, I would like to have a silicone implant in my head to grow 2.5 cm for my job and my career. My career requires me to have at least 166, but my size is a 163.5 . I know that this procedure is common in Spain. People do it to grow taller. Please let me know if you can help me. Thank you very much.

A: Skull augmentation with a custom implant can be done to increase your height by 2.5 cms. But this will require a first scalp expansion as no one’s scalp has enough flexibility to permit such a large implant to be placed without it being stretched first.

With the immediate insertion of a custom skull implant one’s height can be increased by about 12mms or 1/2 inch due to the limits of scalp stretch. With a first stage tissue expander the thickness of the implant can be extended to 25 to 30mms (one inch) due to the scalp stretch obtained.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana