When Can I Go Back To Work After Occipital Knob Skull Reduction Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Would like to know more about this procedure. As you can see in the photo I have a skull bump in the back of my head that i can do without. I have a short haircut and would like to know if scarring will be visible after the operation? And how much healing time before I can go back to work after procedure?

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. You have a classic occipital knob skull protrusion which can be effectively reduced. In answer to your occipital knob skull reduction questions:

1) The small scalp incision used for the reduction heals in an inconspicuous manner in most patients. No patient has ever requested a scar revision due to its ‘visibility’.

2) You should be able to return to work the week following surgery almost regardless of what your vocation is.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World Renowned Plastic Surgeon