Can Temporal Augmentation Widen My Forehead?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in temple augmentation I have a narrow forehead and narrow temporal region but the length of my forehead is fine. I was wondering if theres a procedure to widen the forehead and temporal muscle permanently as its really bothering me? I have provided an example in the photos of two celebrities, one of which has a narrow head width and the other one which is the look I desire.
A: The type of temporal augmentation you are describing can be done but it depends on how you define the side of the forehead and temporal regions. I believe by your description and the pictures that you are showing that you mean the anterior temporal regions and not really the the forehead per se. Many people confuse the anterior temporal region (non-hair bearing area between the eye and the hairline as the side of the forehead. If you look carefully at the picture of Leonardo DiCaprio you have provided you can see a very distinct line between the more convex temporal muscle and the actual bony forehead on each side. Through an incision behind the ear, a custom made implant can be placed under the anterior temporalis muscle that will build it out permanently to create that temporal/forehead wider look.
Dr. Barry Eppley
A detailed description and pictures of your concerns allows for the most informed response.