What Is The Cost Of Skull Augmentation?

Q: Dr.Eppley, I am interested in skull augmentation.  I have heard of Osteobond being used overseas.  Is an expander needed? I have a normal shape, just want to make it larger.  What is the estimated cost? Thank you, I appreciate your time.

A: Whether an expander is needed for skull augmentation depends on how much skull expansion is desired and where that expansion on the skull is needed. Please send me some pictures so I can do imaging to get a feel if yours is a one-stage or two-stage skull augmentation. Knowing that and the material used plays a major role in the cost of the procedure.

Osteobond is not an FDA-approved cranioplasty material in theU.S. The approved options here are polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA, Cranioplast) and hydroxyapatite (HA, Mimix and others).

Dr. Barry Eppley