Would I Benefit From Sagittal Ridge Skull Reduction Surgery

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have quite a few questions about sagittal ridge skull reduction surgery. 

What does the procedure actually entail? I have a pretty decent idea from researching a few surgeries that you have already performed like this. 

What is the downtime after this kind of procedure? I can’t take a ton of time off work. 

What is the post surgery scarring like? 

Finally, do you think I would be a good candidate for this procedure? I have a less prominent saggital problem than some other I’ve seen on your site, but more than one I’ve seen. 

I have questions about cost and financing as well, but I’m sure those can wait until we discuss more. Pics below, but I can take better ones if needed.

A:Thank you for sending your pictures which chooses a classic posterior sagittal ridge skull shape. In answer to your sagittal ridge skull reduction surgery questions:

1) The procedure involves a burring (shaving) reduction of the raised ridge through a small scalp incision (3.5 ms) behind it.

2) .The recovery is very quick, no more than a few days other than some mild scalp swelling.

3) Such scalp incisions heal very well. No patient has ever requested a scar revision or had any issues with the scar.

4) Your candidacy for the procedure is based on how much it bothers you and what you want to put yourself through for its reduction.

5) My assistant Camille will pass along the cost of the surgery to you on Monday.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana