Should I Get Injectable Filler Dissolved Before Getting Temporal Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in temporal implants. I have been getting injectable fillers into my temple for some time but am getting tired of the repeated injections and the cost. Do I have to dissolve the injectable fillers before getting temporal implants? What type of temporal implants do I need?

A: In answer to your temporal implant questions:

1) There is no issue with filler in the temporal region for placing an implant provided it does not interfere with the aesthetic assessment of how to design an implant to augment it.

2) Most hyaluronic-based fillers significantly or completely resorb in six months after their placement.

3) I assume you mean a custom temporal implant for one side? What temporal area is being augmented? Seeing a outline of the desired temporal augmentation zone would be helpful to determine the type of implant needed as well as determining the cost of the surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana