What Is The Success Rate of Back Of Head Augmentations?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m a 45 year old male and the back of my skull has a 45 degree angle shape. I’m interested in correctly this abnormality but cost, success rate and recovery time are my concerns. Would my medical insurance cover this?

A: Thank you for your inquiry which I can provide the following back of head augmentation answers:

1) Such a correction of a sloped back of the head is typically done with a custom skull implant. Although to be certain I would need to see a side profile view of your head.

2) My assistant Camille will pass along the cost of such surgery to you. We do not participate in medical insurance.

3) The success rate of custom skull implant is very high with vert low rates of any complications. It is just a question of how much augmentation is needed and how much the scalp will stretch ti accommodate that need.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana