What Type Of Temporal Implant Do I Need For A Wider Head Shape?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I want a wider head shape with a temple implant. What shape should the implant be?
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. Because it really involves the side of the entire head a wrap around or extended temporal implant style (head widening implant) is needed to create an harmonious change from the side of the forehead back to the posterior temporal region. It doesn’t have to be very thick (5mm max most likely in the center) but it is the footprint of the implant that is most important in achieving the desired effect. You also don’t want to overdo the width of the implant to keep in balance with your thinner face and what appears to be a leaner body shape as well.
Dr. Barry Eppley