Would You Do Ear Pointing And Forehead Horn Implantation Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve found a website that can do plastic surgery to change your appearance by making your ears pointed. And can put implant horns/antlers on your forehead or the top of your head. I was wondering if you can do something like that but if not, do you know any surgeons who can do something like that? The website  I saw  is made from a surgeon/doctor.

A:  The procedures that you have requested are both unusual and dysmorphic in nature. While plastic surgery can create an enormous number of facial changes, the goals of such procedures are to reconstruct one to a more normal appearance or to enhance one’s normal physical features. Altering one’s ears to a ‘spocklike’appearance or putting forehead and skull implants in to create horn-like protrusions are a poor use of plastic surgery techniques and implant materials. While I am certain there are some ‘surgeons’ out there that perform these procedure, I would know of no board-certified plastic surgeons that would perform these disfiguring procedures that, no doubt, one day the patient will ask to reverse and restore a more normal appearance.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana