Temporal Reduction

Q: Dr. Eppley, i have some questions about temporal reduction surgery. They are as follows:

1How long  will it  take for  the scars behind  my ears  to  heals?

2 How  long  will the sugary  last  and   how  many days will  I have  to be  in your  care before I  can be released?

3Will this  temporal reduction make my head look  normal and not as  big as it is now? 

4What risk can this  have on me now or for the  years  to come…I mean in my old age like 55 or above? 

5 How  much will this  cost  me? 

Hope to hear from  you, take  care and God bless.

A: in answer to your temporal reduction questions:

1) The incision behind the ear heals very quickly because it is in the natural skin crease where the ear is attached to the head.

2) Surgery takes 90 minutes.

3) You should be able to return home the following day after surgery.

4) The goal of posterior temporal reduction surgery is to reduce the bowing on the sides of the head above the ears…to make the sides of the head straighter.

5) This surgery does not have any age-related effects.

6) My assistant will pass along the cost of the procedure to you on Monday.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana