What Are The Risks Of Parietal Bone Skull Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, thank you for all your information about skull reshaping surgery that you provide which is very useful for us. I would like to know if it is possible to reduce the width of a human skull by reducing the thickness of the parietal bone by about 3 to 5 mm on each side of the skull knowing that the parietal bone has a thickness of 1.7 cm on average and if so, what are the risks.

A: A parietal bone skull reduction of 3 to 5 mms can be effectively achieved without significant risk…other than the aesthetic compromise of the fine scalp scar line (incision) required to perform it.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon