Should I Have Skull Reshaping Done Before or After a Facelift?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in a skull reshaping surgery. I was wondering that could it be done before Face lift surgery or after? I’m 42 years old.

A:Whether you should do skull reshaping surgery before or after a facelift depends on what type of skull reshaping surgery you need. The term ‘skull reshaping’ is a general term which refers to a collection of over 30 different specific skull procedures.  To provide information on what skull reshaping procedure(s) would be appropriate for your needs I would first need to know your exact head shape problem from which I can then determine how to treat it. This will require a more detailed description of your concerns, and head reshaping goals and any pictures which so illustrate. From this information then I can accurately answer the question of how it would or would not affect facelift surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon