Do I Need A CT Scan Before Undergoing Temporal Reduction Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, I am enquiring about temporal reduction and if your clinic can help me to get rid or reduce the convex shape from the front angle and reduce its size. The muscles above the ear, once I open my mouth wide it noticeably changes shape and size from the front. 

I’d like to know the following details as I’ll be travelling from the UK and want to plan for this ahead of time. 

1) how long would I need to spend over there.?

2) would an in person consultation be needed to establish if I’m a good candidate or a CT scan needed?

A: In answer to your temporal reduction questions:

1) 2  days after surgery at most.

2) Pictures are the only assessment that is needed. CT scans are not helpful. Opening your mouth wide and seeing what shape change occurs in the target area is the definitive test.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon