Am I A Good Candidate For The Minimal Incision Skull Reshaping Procedure?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am inquiring about the injectable, minimally invasive cranioplasty skull reshaping procedure that you mention on your website. I am in my 50s and considering shaving my head after years of trying to deal with cosmetic issues related to thinning. I have been reluctant to do so due to an uneven flat spot on the back of head until I happened upon your site that describes ways to correct it.

A: The pure injectable cranioplasty skull reshaping approach has largely been abandoned due to an inability to get it completely smooth throughout the augmented area. That has been modified to a ‘minimal incision’ cranioplasty with a small incision about 2 to 3cms long. With this more open approach the material can be placed and then more carefully smoothed at the edges so there is not a step-off between the cranioplasty material and the natural bone. This can be a very good procedure as long as the size of the skull flattening is not too big.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana