Can The Bony Temporal Line Of The Forehead Be Reduced?
Q: Dr. Eppley, My major concern unfortunately, is in the anterior temporal muscle area, but also the bony part ABOVE it. My hairline was straight and low a couple of years ago, but now, i have the typical M shape, because it is now recedded at and above the temples.
Even if you cauterize the anterior temporal muscle, i thing it is also the bone that makes my forehead soo wide ( the part above the muslce as well)
From the side view, my forehead is also almost straight instead of sloped towards the back. Is there anything that could be done?
A: You are referring to reduction of the bony temporal line at the sides of the forehead which is commonly done as part of bony forehead reductions or even as a stand alone procedure. (with or without anterior temporal muscle reduction)
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon