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The Anatomy of Temporal Implant Augmentation

Augmentation of the temporal region is a new area for synthetic facial implants. While every other facial implant designed is for bony augmentation, temporal implants provide enhancement of the soft tissue (muscle) region of the side of the forehead and eye.  While injectable filler and fat provide a less invasive approach, they do not offer Read More…

Postoperative Instructions for Temporal Implants

  Temporal augmentation with implants is done by inserting them through a small vertical incision in the temporal hairline. They are placed on top of the muscle but below the overlying fascia. They are composed of a very soft and flexible silicone material that feels like soft tissue (muscle or fat) and not hard like Read More…

Implants for Temporal Augmentation

  There are a large number of available implants that seemingly provide aesthetic augmentation for every conceivable facial location. Most facial implants are made of a soft flexible silicone elastomer material whose physical properties allow them to be relatively easy to surgically place and remove if necessary. Also, a silicone elastomer material allows for any Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? Aesthetic Temporal Augmentation

One of the last facial areas to be cosmetically enhanced is that of the temples. Not to be confused with places of worship and even having slightly different Latin word derivations, the temples anatomically are to the side of the eye along the side of the head. Aesthetically, it is a near isosceles triangle with Read More…

Temporal Augmentation with Fat Injections

A recent news story out of the UK in London headlined the transfer of fat from a man’s stomach to his head to reshape it. Given that fat injections to the face, breast and buttocks have become so popular over the past decade, such a story is at the very least noteworthy. The patient was Read More…

A New Shaped Implant for the Treatment of Temporal Hollowing

  The temporal region of the face, technically the side of the head, occupies an often overlooked aesthetic area. It is bounded superiorly by the anterior temporal line of the forehead, anteriorly by the lateral edge of the bony brow and eye socket, inferiorly by the zygomatic arch and posteriorly by an indistinct margin in Read More…

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