Q: Dr. Eppley, I am inquiring about skull reshaping surgery. In my opinion I’ve got quite a bit to do on my skull as I guess about 60% of my skull needs filler. My head slopes down from the centre of my skull on the top of my head to the back of my head. Also from the back of my head to my ears has flat spots and low spots that need to be filled on both sides. On both sides of my head above my ears is needs to be filled as it slopes abit to the top centre of my head. Hope this makes sense. I can draw pictures If that helps or a Ct scan might be needed. Also I live in the United Kingdom which would mean I would have to fly over. Would that have any effect on having the operation then having to return to the UK?
A: From your pictures, I can clearly see your skull shape concerns which are located onj the back half of your head. I would not think that the skull area involved is as much as 60% surface of your head (probably closer to 1/3) but that is a moto point. Your skull reshaping needs could only be done by a custom skull implant procedure. That is the best way to smoothly and evenly augment your skull contour issues. That requires a 3D CT scan from which the actual implant is made through a computer design process.
I have many patients from the UK for a variety of procedures including various forms of skull reshaping. There are no adverse effects from air travel on this type of aesthetic skull procedure.
Dr. Barry Eppley