Are There Visible Scars After Temporal Reduction Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I contacted you several years ago about a temporal reduction surgery for both sides of my head. I have now time and money to make this operation possible. I have several questions:

– Are there visible scars after the surgery ? 

– How much time to go back home after the surgery ? 

In advance, thanks for your answers.

A:In answer to your temporal reduction surgery questions:

1) Temporal reduction surgery is done from incisions placed in the postauricular sulcus behind the ear, this there are no visible scars.

2) There are no physical restrictions after surgery. Recovery is really about the swelling and its appearance which takes about 10 days to look more normal.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana