Can Temporal Muscle AND Temporal Bone Reduction Be Done At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi I was wondering whether anterior and posterior temporal muscle reduction and temporal bone reduction can all be done in the same day, I know you prefer muscle reduction than bone reduction but are you able to have both done in the same day

A:It is not that I ‘prefer’ temporal muscle reduction for head widening reduction, it is just that bone reduction achieves so little (the temporal bone is very thin) and requires a direct incision on the side of the head to do it. Thus it adds little to the final head narrowing effect. This is why it is very rarely done in my experience.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana