Will Temporal Implants Make My Eyes Look More Deep?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have narrow forehead and temporal area and I have wide jaw line. I want to get a wider upper face to equalize my wide lower face. Can temporal implants help me? Because of my deep set eyes, I am concerned that any such widening may make them look even deeper.

A: Based on the picture you sent, I can see the aesthetic value of temporal implants in terms of improving your desire for upper facial widening. Based on the size of the temporal implant, your temporal region can have varying degrees of increased convexity. I do not see how any widening in the temporal area will have any effect on the appearance of your eyes as they do not affect the prominent of the lateral orbital rim, one of the circumferential bones around the eye. As long as you do not increase the brow prominence, you will not deepen the eye area.

Dr. Barry Eppley