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hi. i need to know if there is anyway to make the back of the head round. i have a flat back of a head, and i want to make a round. i also need to know what age you need to be to have this done, without parental consent. and about how much this would cost. thank you

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replied August 10th, 2010
Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Answer A15131
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the flat shape of the back of your head.
A newborn baby's skull is very soft, and it is still developing. The bones can easily be affected by pressure. When a baby sleeps in one position for very long, a lot of pressure is being applied to that particular area of the skull, causing it to flatten. As a result, baby may develop a flat head. Usually it is not possible to change the shape of head once the skull bones have formed and attained the adult size as in your case.
But there is something called as neurocranial restructuring or NCR where the therapist claims to cure plagiocephaly and other oddly shaped heads for which you can consult the website of NCR.
Hope this helps. Take care.
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