Where Are The Incisions Placed for Personalized Temporal Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m looking into getting personalized Temporal Implants because of an issue with temporal hollowing that needs fixing. I’ve got a buzzcut, so it’s crucial to me that the incisions are kept really small. Could you let me know where the incisions are typically made and also give me an idea of the total cost for the procedure?

A:Before determining potential incision location and cost of the procedure I would need to know exactly what ‘personalized Temporal Implants’ means in terms of the surface area of coverage. What temporal area needs to be augmented?

But as a general statement such implants are usually placed from an incision in the sulcus of the back of the ear.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon