Can Forehead Reduction and Temporal Implants Be Done At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in having the temporal implant done to create more masculinity around the eye area and I just wanted to know is it possible that the surgeon can also perform a forehead reduction at  the same time? Or would this be a different incision area?

Also wanted to know if each implant is designed specifically in size for each patient?

Looking forward to hearing back!

A: Most male forehead reductions are done through a frontal hairline incision or an incision just a bit further back in the hairline. It is likely that a temporal implant can be placed through the same incision. Many temporal implants are made custom unless the temporal problem being treated is more common hollowing. The description of a periorbital masculinizing effect certainly suggests a custom temporal-forehead implant design.

Until I know exactly what is needed in your case the cost of such a surgery can not be provided. To make the assessment of your surgical needs I need pictures for imaging of potential surgical changes. Once I then understand these changes the cost of surgery can then be provided.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon