Temporal Muscle Removal for Head Widening Reduction

Q: Dr. Eppley, I hope this email finds you well. Its been a while since I was last in touch as I was busy at work and trying to save for the procedure. I have a few questions if you would be so kind to answer when you have a few minutes to spare from your schedule. Firstly, after the physical structure that is the muscle is removed how does the scalp react in regards to its laxity. Does it sag or how do you achieve for the scalp above the ears to become ‘tent’ and tight to show the straighter profile where the temporal muscle was removed?. Also, does this have to be done under general anesthesia and how long would I have to abstain from work for? I appreciate any feedback you may give me.

A: In answer to your questions:

1) No loose scalp has ever occurred after posterior temporal muscle reduction.

2) Most patients can easily return to work in one week after the surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana