Can The Temporal Area By The Side Of My Eye Be Reduced?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Does the doctor practice reduction of the temporal muscles on the sides of what is on both sides of the eyes (so i don’t mean only skull reduction on the sides of the Head, but temporal reduction like the botox Can Do for an hypertrophy of the temporalis of what is on the face, not around the skull).

I didn t see results of that on his website. I know that this Can be achieved by botox but Can it be achieved permanently with that operation. Does that skull reduction Surgery include thé reduction of that region of the temporal muscle as well. I sent to you a picture to get what i mean.

A: What you are referring to is reduction of the ANTERIOR temporal muscle region of the side of the head. This is different than reduction of the POSTERIOR temporal muscle  in which the muscle is fully removed. Such muscle reduction can NOT be done in the ANTERIOR  temporal muscle as this is the thickest part of the temporal muscle and there is no open surgical access to do so.

I treat the ANTERIOR temporal muscle by release and transpositon which does have a reductive effect although not one as dramatic as that of the POSTERIOR muscle removal procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon