What Can Be Done For My Abnormal Head Shape?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 32 years old male which for the bigger part of my life I’ve been very uncertain about my skull shape, mainly driven by the laughs and giggles at school when I was young. Especially with buzzed hair, the shape of my skull is noticeably visible. By growing older, and the balding process getting started, I’m afraid everyone will look start looking again at my skull. I’d like to ask whether you’ve come across someone with a skull shape like mine, and if you think there is anything that can be done to make it look more normal. I’m attaching a RAD picture, taken last year to verify whether a certain dizziness was coming from my head (which wasn’t after all).

A: While I don’t know exactly what you look like in person the side profile of your x-ray shows a flat upper back of the head with a compensatory elevated crown of the skull. This is not a rare skull shape concern in my experience and it is treated by a crown of the skull bone reduction (red in diagram) with a custom skull implant augmentation. (green in diagram)

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon