What Is The Typical Cost Of Correcting A Flat Head?

Q: Dr. Eppley,  growing up I have been called all sorts of names, but the one I hated the most was flat head. I eventually grew my hair out as an adult and spiked it out or make it poofy in the back. I never thought it was possible to get your skull reshaped until I came upon reading your page, and taking a look at a couple of your operations. My head is flat posterior parietal to the occipital bone. I’m an Asian male, and not everyone has it, but it’s highly common in our race, but I absolutely hate it. I been wondering about the price of operation, and maybe consider it in the future. I have many times down myself into seeking this operation, or even research about it. I have a couple pictures of my head to show, but not sure where to put picture attachment. Please respond back, thank you.

A:  Thank you for your inquiry. About one-third of the patients that I perform surgery on for correction of a flat back of the head in one area or the other are of Asian descent. So I recognize the ethnic component to it. I would be happy to review any pictures of your head which you can attach as a reply to this e-mail. The typical cost range for an occipital skull augmentation procedure would be in the $7500 to $9500 range depending upon the volume of material needed and the time to do the procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley