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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Placement of Extended Temporal Implants Through A Frontal Hairline Advancement for Deep Temporal Hollowing In A Female

Background: The temples are a unique aesthetic region on the side of the face. It typically has a flat or minimally concave external contour bounded by the bony temporal line superiorly, the lateral orbital rim anteriorly, the zygomatic arch inferiorly and the temporal hairline posteriorly. The temples have a hard tissue base consisting of the Read More…

Technical Strategies – The Placement of Extended Temporal Implants for Hollowing In Conjunction with Hairline Browlifting and/or Frontal Hairline Advancements

Temporal hollowing is a common sequelae of aging particularly in the thin female. While the actual temporal muscle does not shrink significantly with aging, the temporal fat pads do. Thin females do not have sizable temporal fat pads initially and whatever is there may largely shrink with age. The most common treatment for temporal hollowing Read More…

The Volumetric Effect of Temporal Implants vs Injectable Fillers

Temporal augmentation can be done by a variety of techniques from injections to surgery. The typical progression for patients seeking improvement in their temporal hollowing is to first use an injectable approach. A wide variety of synthetic fillers have been used successfully but their effects are not permanent. Fat injections are often done as a Read More…

Technical Strategies – The Postauricular Incision for Temporal Implants

Temporal implants offer a permanent method for volume augmentation for a hollowed contour by the side of the eye.  Such implants are often sought after either acceptable results from injectable fillers but a permanent result is desired or due to unsatisfactory results from fat injections.  The success of temporal implants is based on their subfascial Read More…

Technical Strategies – Direct Incisional Approach for Temporal Implants

Implants are the one assured permanent method for temporal augmentation. Besides guaranteed volume they also assure a smooth contour due to the outer contour of the implant. (assuming they are placed without inducing any folded edges) In placing temporal implants they are three incisional locations that can be used. The most common method is the Read More…

The Postauricular Approach for Temporal Implant Placement

Temporal implants provide a permanent augmentation to the entire side of the head. Standard temporal implants initially were developed to treat the more common and limited anterior hollowing that occurs by the side of the eye all the way up to the temporal line of the forehead in the non-hairbearing skin. Custom temporal implants were Read More…

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