Can A Ligated Temporal Artery Re-Establish Blood Flow?

Q: Dr. Eppley, How do you think a ligated temporal artery turns into connective tissue? For example, if after a few years the nodules unravel, will blood flow through them again?”

A: Once blood flow is cut off by the sutures the blood flow is stopped and does not return even if the sutures dissolve as the internal lumen of the vessels is now clotted and fibrosed.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon