Will Bone Burring Reduce The Prominence Of A Sagittal Ridge?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a young male seeking help and guidance about my skull shape. I am concerned about the top portion of my skull, it looks like i have a ridge / bump on the sagittal structure. I was never aware of my skull shape until i recently shaved my head due to some thinning and balding. This makes me concerned about my appearance, and i was hoping you could take a look at the attached photos and if you could recognize sagittal ridge and i would like to know if bone burring would be a effective way to reduce this.
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. I don’t think you have a true sagittal ridge and this is just the way your head is shaped which is a bit more peaked. (see attached) But that does not mean that out can not be reduced as normal sagittal ridge bone is adequately thick to do so. The key question is whether such reduction is enough to make you feel better about its shape. (see attached)
Dr. Barry Eppley
A detailed description and pictures of your concerns allows for the most informed response.