Does Temporal Reduction Disrupt The Blood Flow To The Scalp or Head?

Q: Dr. Eppley, After going through the amazingly detailed information on your website regarding the posterior temporalis muscle removal, I just had one question that was still in the back of my mind – does this surgery remove\disrupt any of the arteries\blood flow to that area of the head (like the superficial temporal artery or carotid artery)? Just wondering, as I’m not sure what the health effects of that type of disruption would be.

A: This surgery does not disrupt any arteries to the scalp. These arteries run above the temporal muscle fascia while the muscle removal is below it.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon