Will A Sagittal Ridge Skull Reduction Be Enough?

Q: Dr. Eppley, My concerns are that my sagittal ridge reduction will be sufficient enough. That there will be no long term affects from having it done. And that I can fly home the day after the surgery as I was told at my virtual consultation.

A: In answer to your questions:

1) In sagittal ridge reduction the maximum amount of height is reduced that the bone thickness will permit. Whether the line you have drawn can be achieved can only accurately be determined by a preoperative 2D CT scan to visualize and measure the bone thickness.

2) I am not aware of any long term effects from the procedure. 

3) A drain is used and is removed the following day. One can go home thereafter.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana