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Case Study – Posterior Temporal Reduction for the Wide Head

  Background:  The side of the head is an often overlooked aesthetic area whose shape can really only be appreciated in the frontal view. While great attention is paid to the anterior temporal region by the side of the eye due to its facial proximity, the more obscure posterior region is seen back in the Read More…

Five Concepts about Temporal Reduction (Wide Head Narrowing Surgery)

  Reduction of the wide head is a procedure primarily performed by removal of the posterior temporal muscle. (temporal reduction) Besides the fact that few patients and surgeons even know such an aesthetic operation can be performed or exists, it is common that those who discover it grapple with why it works or have concerns Read More…

Case Study – Head Narrowing by Posterior Temporal Muscle Reduction

  Background: The shape of the head is influenced by five different surfaces. These consist of the front, back, sides (2) and the top. Each surface has an effect on the appearance of the overall head shape. While there is specific numerical numbers that define the ideal head shape, there are certain convexities and shapes Read More…

Case Study – Transcoronal Temporal Reduction

  Background: The width of the head is controlled by the thickness of tissues above the ears. This consists of skin, fat, muscle and bone. Of these four tissue elements, it is surprising for most people to know that the muscle layer is the thickest of all of them. The posterior belly of the temporal Read More…

Case Study – Head Width Reduction by Muscle Removal

  Background: An aesthetically displeasing size of the head can occur at various skull areas. One such area is at the side of the head most commonly located above the ears. When it is too wide there is a noticeable convexity or bowing out of the temporal region above the ears. A more aesthetically pleasing Read More…

Technical Strategies – Anterior Temporal Reduction

  Temporal muscle removal has been shown to be effective at head width reduction. By removing the posterior temporal muscle belly, which is much smaller than the larger anterior temporal muscle and sits above the ears, a round or convex head shape can be narrowed. Interestingly the removal of this portion of the temporal muscle Read More…

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