Temporal Reduction Questions

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am strongly considering a temporal reduction in the near future due to my wide head, but i have a few questions. 

1. Is this procedure dangerous in any way? 

2. Will the temporalis muscle grow back once it is reduced? 

3. With my age being only 19, am i too young for this operation? 

4. How often do you perform these procedures? 

5. Roughly, what is the cost for this procedure? 

I hope I am not asking for too much, but a response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

A: In answer to your temporal reduction questions:

1) This is a very safe procedure.

2) The muscle will not grow back.

3) Age 19 is not too young for the surgery.

4) I perform Temporal Reduction surgery on a regular basis.

5) My assistant will pass along the cost of the surgery to you later today.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana