Can Temporal Implants Have A Browlifting Effect?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a middle-aged man who have been considering elective surgery for a long time. Due to my temple hollowness, I have had injectables (Radiesse, Sculptra, fat) in the area for long time, but with very limited effect and minimum duration. I am looking now into a more permanent solution, like temporal implants. On the other hand, due to my “sad look” a lateral brow lift has been offered to me several times, however, do you think that correcting the temples could fill up the area around the orbital contour or a lateral brow lift could still be needed? If so can both procedures be done together? My separate question to you is to whether a facelift could be performed at the same time as the one or the two procedures discussed above. Thank you in advance for your reply.
A: Temporal implants would be the only effective treatment option with your type of temporal hollowing. Your thin facial tissues have little fat and this explains why any type of injectable filler, including fat, can persist. Subfascial temporal implants will provide a permanent result by muscle augmentation. Temporal implants will not lift up the tail of your brows, n matter the size. That will require a temporal browlift, best done in men through a transpalpebral approach using an endotine fixation device. A facelift can certainly be done at the same time with careful placement of the incisions around the ears.
Dr. Barry Eppley