Should I Try Fillers For Temporal Augmentation First?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in temporal augmentation. My questions are: 1) I would prefer to try filler first, with filler is it possible to do the whole region which I circled in red in my picture? From the implant I saw from your site, that goes really higher than the smaller ones (see the second picture). I’d like to cover all this zone with hyaluronic filler.
2-) I wonder since I have a flat upper head appearance from the front view, if I can create the effect of the guy I circled in green? His hair don’t seem to be flat on his side of the head. not sure if it’s clear. I’d like to have this volume to my head. (circled in red)

A: When it comes to temporal augmentation it is all about volume and what it costs to do it. You can certainly use injectable fillers but it will be really expensive to build up the whole temporal region (non-hair bearing and hair areas) for a six month result.  The only reason to consider such a temporary treatment would be to first see if you like the augmentation effect by ‘wearing’ it for awhile. The use of anterior and posterior temporal implants, which are permanent, are a more cost effective long-term approach.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana