Temporal Reductions at Young Age

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