Temporal Implant Surgery corrects temporal hollowing, a deep depression or inward curving in the area of the temple. This hollowing of the temporal area can occur as a result of aging, surgery, or other trauma, or may appear in patients with low body fat (including fat in the temporal area).
Rejuvenating the contours of the temporal area by augmentation can have a rejuvenating and balancing effect on the facial appearance. Loss of fullness is the temple area is one of the first signs of facial aging and can be quite noticeable.
Augmenting the temporal fat pad is frequently accomplished by injection of various filler materials, however it has to be periodically repeated requiring injections every 6-12 months. For a patient who knows they will always look better with fuller temples, the insertion of a temporal implant makes sense.
The use of soft, silicone, temporal implants offers a workable and permanent solution for this type of facial rejuvenation.
Temporal implant surgery is performed via a small incision just above the ear (where it will be within the hairline). In potentially balding men incision can be placed behind the ear to avoid visible scar. An implant is then inserted through the opening above the temporal muscle in the hollow area on each side of the head. Neither the incision nor the implant will be noticeable.