Can Temporal Implants Make My Upper Face Wider?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have narrow forehead and temporal area and I have wide jaw line. I want to get a wider upper face to equalize my wide lower face. Can temporal implants help me?

A: Thank you for your inquiry. You may well be correct that temporal widening alone using temporal implants or combined with forehead widening may be beneficial for better facial balance. I would need to see some pictures of your face to make a more definitive determination. I will also be interested in seeing the frontal picture of you to see how wide the cheeks are also. It is really a question of whether the location of the temporal expansion can create enough of an effect to make a visible difference in upper facial width.

Dr. Barry Eppley