Will I Lose Any Hair After Occipital Knob Skull Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, I’m considering surgery to reduce my occipital knob. Are there risks for this kind of procedure? What kinds of scar would I expect? Is there any chance I could lose hair?

A:  In answer to your occipital knob reduction questions:

  1. Occipital knob reduction surgery has no significant surgical risks.
  2. It is done through a 1 inch incision which heals well and leaves no visible scarring.’
  3. No hair is shaved for the procedure nor is there any resultant hair loss from doing the surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon