Will Hairline Temporal Lifts Work For Me?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in temporal lifts. I have attached the wish pictures of results. Please tell me what do you think of these technique, and if this technique is the same you would do ? Also is there are chance of resulting a bad scar from this on the temporal hairline? And if there is a chance of alopecia?

A: Thank you for sending the pictures of the temporal lifting technique and that is exactly the technique to which I was referring. But when you excise skin only at the temporal hairline such a result is not maintained due to the stretch of the skin. That is why you re not looking any long-terms result. (these pictures were taken right at the completion of the procedure which was done under local anesthesia….I have seen these same pictures many times) While skin excision only at the temporal hairline can be one part of a successful lateral temporal brow-cheek lift, it can not be the only technique down as the result will relapse quickly as it places too much stress on the temporal hairline scar. The temporal part of the lift requires subfascial dissection to the lateral brow bone where the periosteum is released and the same issue applies to the cheeks.  Deep suture plication of the brow and cheeks are then done. This requires a small upper and lower eyelid incision as well.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana