What Corrections Do I Need For My Head Shape?

Q: Dr. Eppley, The back of my head is small and narrow. The front too is narrow. It doesn’t look good when I tie my hair in the lower back of my head. Can an implant be placed at the sides as well as at the back bottom of the head?]I feel like the top of my head is really flat making the hairline flat and the upper back of my skull feels elongated. What corrections would you suggest, please?

A:When designing a head augmentation implant consideration must be given to how much the scalp can stretch to accommodate it. Thus you can’t cover all sides of the head and the front and back unless one has a first stage scalp expansion first. By your description you have essentially described the entire head as deficient. For a one stage skull implant you must keep its coverage to just three sides of the head.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana