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    Old 08-29-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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    Larger than average head

    Hey everybody

    So, I'm a 16 year old male and for as long as I can remember, my head's been huge compared to other people's. I've measured the circumference and it comes to 23.3 inches, which is really big. I don't so much mind having a large head but I dislike the shape and height. The top part of my head sort of curves outward (when viewed from the front) and my forehead is pretty big too. Is there anything I can do to make it look smaller. Also, is there any surgery that can make your head smaller? I guess there isn't, but I haven't bothered to research enough.

     
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    Old 08-29-2009, 01:22 PM   #2
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    Hi Demoman, and welcome to the HealthBoards.

    You are right in the middle of a huge growth period, that leaves most of us with some feature or another, that is either too big, too small, too short, too tall. When it comes to head size, we are all different. You will be growing until you are 25 years old or so, and in that time, things will even out. In the mean time, you might try hair styles that compliment your face. Focus on your talents and interests, rather than your body. Filling that beautiful head you have with knowledge, humor, passion and understanding, is the best use for your head. One thing I have learned after years of working with teenagers, is that every one has some issue that they are self conscious about. Even as adults, we can look back and remember feeling out of place sometimes. It is all a part of growing up, to accept and love yourself, just for being you. I hope this helps a little.

     
    Old 08-29-2009, 01:25 PM   #3
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    Re: Larger than average head

    Is 23.3 inches normal then?

     
    Old 08-29-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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    I just measured my son's best friends head, he is 15, and his head is 26"! My hubby's head is 24", and he is 6'4" tall, and it fits him perfectly. I know it's hard to go through these changes, and there is no real number that will ever represent "normal".

    For now, get few cool hats, a good haircut and put a big smile on your face. That makes any size head it's best!

     
    Old 08-29-2009, 01:44 PM   #5
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    Well, I'm 6 foot, so that might explain it a little.

     
    Old 08-29-2009, 02:08 PM   #6
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    Yes, our bodies grow out of order. Perhaps your bone structure has a little catching up to do, and you will certainly bulk up, and continue to grow in height. A head any smaller than yours might look silly on your grown up man body. Take this with a sense of humor my friend, one day you will probably look back and giggle a little. You are obviously a smart, well spoken young man, no matter what head size you have.

     
    Old 08-29-2009, 02:12 PM   #7
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    Thank you. In the meantime I'll try and grow my hair a little, to make it look more proportionate.

     
    Old 08-29-2009, 02:38 PM   #8
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    Good for you sweetheart...That is the healthiest attitude, and I am proud of you. Keep in touch, I am interested in your progress...I imagine your head is the perfect size for all you have to fill it with, and that is ALL good!

     
    Old 08-29-2009, 05:31 PM   #9
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    I know I've already posted a similar question, but I was wondering if my head shape is 'normal'.

    I've noticed that where-as most people's head are straight (vertical) above the ears, mine's more curved, which makes my head look large. It's also slightly asymmetrical.

    I'm 16, and my head is just over 23 inches. Normal?

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    Old 08-29-2009, 05:56 PM   #10
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    Re: Larger than average head

    I saw the picture. Your head shape is normal.

     
    Old 08-29-2009, 06:05 PM   #11
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    Re: Larger than average head

    Really? Must just be my imagination then.

     
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