Can I have 1cm Of Bone Removed For Temporal Reduction Per Side?

Q: Dr. Eppley, If the effect of temporal muscle injection is relatively small, can the anterior temporal bone and the posterior temporal bone be erased about 1cm by bone grinding? At the same time, I have another question, that is, the zygomatic arch, temple and forehead in my CT are relatively wide, can I remove about 1cm of bone on both sides by bone grinding? Thank you very much!!

A :How do yo know that the effect of temporal muscle reduction is small/inadequate? The temporal bone is fairly thin so a 1 cm bone reduction is not possible.

As for the forehead/temporal/zygomatic arch, a 1 cm per side reduction can not be done as the bone is not that thick. More realistically it is 5 to 6mms per side for a 1.0cm collective cheek width reductions.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana