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Technical Strategies – The Versatile Temporal Implant

Augmentation of temporal hollowing has become a popular aesthetic procedure. While synthetic fillers and fat offer simplicity, they do not create a permanent treatment solution. Temporal implants fill that need and can be placed through a relatively minor surgical procedure. The first generation standard temporal implants are of a soft flexible silicone material that is Read More…

Extended Temporal Implants for Complete Correction of Temporal Hollowing

Temporal augmentation has been a popular cosmetic procedure due to the use of synthetic injectable fillers and fat grafting. Such injection techniques make it easy to treat undesired temporal hollowing of varying degrees. By none of the injection materials are perfect and most will eventually dissolve and their benefits lost with the exception of fat. Read More…

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…

Consent for Plastic Surgery: Temporal Implants

  Every plastic surgery procedure has numerous issues that every patient who is undergoing a procedure should know. These explanations are always on a consent form that you should read in detail before surgery. This consent form, while many perceive as strictly a legal protection for the doctor, is actually more intended to improve the 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…

Implant Augmentation For Temporal Hollowing

Soft tissue augmentation of the face has gained popularity due to the use of a wide diversity of injectable fillers. From synthetic materials to fat, any soft tissue zone of the face can be injected. While facial implants have been around for many years for hard tissue augmentation, such as the chin, cheeks and jaw 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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