How Is Head Widening Done By Custom Temporal Implants?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am very interested in the head widening procedure displayed on your website. ( http://www.exploreplasticsurgery.com/tag/head-widening/ )
I have a couple of questions:
1. Can this overall head widening procedure also widen the temporal hollows? Can one implant be used to widen both the front temples going all the way behind the ear?
2. You describe this procedure as increasing bitemporal diameter. But am I correct in saying that it also widens the biparietal diameter?
3. How much does this procedure cost, and how much would a CT scan for it cost?
4. Can I please see the patients before/after pictures?
1) The temporal hollows can also be widened (filled in) but I would just use an additional set of standard small temporal implants to augment that area. That is too far forward and would make the implant too big to get in.
2) Yes, expansion occurs in both the bitemporal and biparietal diameters
3) Some of the total cost would depend on whether we used semi-custom or true custom implants. You can get a CT scan in your local commnunity for just a few hundred dollars in most cases.
4) Those can be sent to you by a specific e-mail request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to send me some pictures of your temporal/head narrowing concerns.
Dr. Barry Eppley