Hi, I have always thought my head looked abnormal. I have recently noticed my skull is flat on top and not rounded like everyone else. This makes me have a flat top when i wear my hair tied back and makes my whole face look short. what causes this and what can be done to fix this? I have seen cranial implants dome shaped to reconstructive surgeries, is this an option. please any advice and information on surgery would be helpful. If an implant was placed how big of an opening would there be?
My Skull is Flat on Top
Doctor Answers 1
This may be due to cranial molding as a fetus or to a craniosynostosis. Surgery for remolding the skull can be performed but do involve extensive procedures with considerable risk. You may want to discuss this with a craniofacial surgeon.
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