Occipital Bun Removal

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have questions about Occipital Bun Removal. How much does the surgery costs; what is the recovery time; how prominent is the residual scar; how long before I can return to work? I am bald. Additionally, what are the risk of the surgery itself? Thank you.

A: I will have my assistant pass along the general cost of the procedure to you on Monday for Occipital Bun Removal. I would need to see a picture of it to have her provide a confirmed cost of the surgery. This procedure is done through a 3 to 4 cm long fine line incision either right over the knob or in a skin crease (if it exists) above or below the knob. How the scar looks would be the only risk of the surgery. All such scars in my experience heal really well and I have yet been asked to ever perform a scar revision procedure on it. One could return to work within a few days after the surgery. There has never been a problem with getting the bump of bone completely reduced to be level with the surrounding skull bone.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana