Are Temporal Implants More Effective Than Injectable Fillers For Temporal Hollowing?

Q: Dr. Eppley,  Thank you for your information on temporal implants.  I live in Los Angeles, and I have been getting fillers injected into my depressed temples for a couple year with limited and very short lived results. My hollow temples are genetic and non trauma related.  I understand from your site that you perform a silicone temple implant procedure.  I am however in Los Angeles, and wonder if you could recommend a surgeon here or in the Beverly Hills area who may also perform this procedure.  Thank you for your help.

A: By your description of the temporal hollowing and lack of any sustaned results from the use of injectable fillers, you appear to be a good candidate for a permanent solution using subfascial placement of silicone temporal implants. Unfortunately due to the relative newness of the commercial availability of the the temporal implants, I am not in a position to know whom in Los Angeles or even California has yet performed this procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana