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Temple Augmentation With Implants

No matter how much we weigh as we get older, there are 2 areas in the face that always lose volume: the tear troughs and the temples. I have solutions for both: facial implants.

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“Peanut Head”? No Thank You!

At my Toronto practice, in the Yorkville neighborhood, I’m seeing more patients interested in solutions that are more permanent than facial fillers. Synthetic implants provide excellent outcomes for women and men concerned about losing volume in the temples.

Temple Augmentation: Restoring Facial Harmony and Youthfulness

As an essential aspect of facial harmony, well-defined temples play a crucial role in enhancing one’s overall appearance. However, due to genetics, aging, medical diseases or other factors, some individuals may experience a loss of volume and sunken temples (sometimes referred to as peanut head deformity), which can contribute to an unbalanced and aged facial profile. Sunken temples also sink the outer part of the eyebrows, further aging the patient. Temple augmentation (with fillers, fat grafting or temporal silicone implants) offers a transformative solution to restore volume and contour to the temples, providing a more youthful and harmonious facial structure.

What is Temple Augmentation with Implants?

Temple augmentation with implants is a specialized surgical procedure designed to enhance the temples’ appearance and contour. During the procedure, Dr. DuPéré skillfully places temporal implants, made from safe and biocompatible silicone materials, into the targeted areas of the temples. These implants help restore lost volume, smooth out hollows, and create a balanced and natural-looking facial profile. The result is a more youthful, well-defined, and rejuvenated appearance. As often done with chin implants, temporal implants can be done as a sole procedure or combined with a browlift or facelift procedure.

Volume loss in the temples can be associated with 6 things, most of them not being really desirable:

1. Normal aging

2. Weight loss

3. Serious medical condition including terminal diseases

4. HIV-medication-induced (fat) lipoatrophy

5. Anorexia nervosa

6. Excessive cardiovascular exercises (the daily long-distance jogger, example, the so-called “jogger face”)

The hollowing of the temples is seen above the zygomatic arch and below the temporal-frontal crest, and between the outside of the orbit and the temporal hairline. In our internal world, we non-elegantly call this characteristic “peanut head.”

Temporal Implants

I’ve traditionally used — and still do — hyaluronic acid fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®. Even though newer, longer-lasting, and safer fillers are now available, they remain temporary solutions and must be repeated over time. Some patients do prefer the injectable route, as it does not involve surgery nor downtime. I also recommend trying fillers to restore volume to the temples at least once to see if you would like the effects of more fullness.

A newer approach is the use of temporal silicone implants. I can insert them with relative ease via a scalp incision that hidden in the hair. The procedure doesn’t require any hair shaving. I secure the implants deep under the temporal tissue layers. Several models and sizes exist and I can carve and customize the solid implants.

Who is a Candidate for Temple Augmentation?

Candidates for temple augmentation with implants typically include individuals who:

  • Experience sunken temples and a loss of volume in the area.
  • Desire a more balanced and harmonious facial profile.
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.
  • Are in good general health and have no medical conditions that could increase surgical risks.

During a personalized consultation, Dr. DuPéré will carefully assess the candidate’s facial anatomy and discuss their specific goals and concerns related to temple augmentation. His expertise in facial aesthetics ensures that each patient receives a customized treatment plan, tailored to achieve beautifully enhanced temple contours.

The Temple Augmentation Procedure

  • Consultation: The journey begins with a detailed consultation with Dr. DuPéré. During this discussion, the patient’s facial structure and temple concerns are thoroughly assessed, and treatment goals are established.
  • Customized Treatment Plan: DuPéré will create a personalized treatment plan, considering factors such as the desired level of augmentation, implant size and shape, and the most suitable surgical technique.
  • Surgical Procedure: On the day of the procedure, the patient will be comfortably placed under anesthesia. Dr. DuPéré will skillfully create discreet incisions within the hair-bearing scalp (so hidden) to ensure no obvious scarring. Customized implants are then carefully inserted and positioned to achieve the desired temple contour.
  • Recovery: Following the surgery, patients will experience some temporary swelling and mild discomfort. Dr. DuPéré and his dedicated team will provide detailed post-operative instructions to support a smooth and comfortable recovery process.

Benefits of Temple Augmentation with Implants

  • Restores lost volume and contours to the temples
  • Enhances facial symmetry and balance
  • Creates a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance
  • Improves facial harmony and proportion

Why Choose Dr. Marc DuPéré for Temple Augmentation?

Dr. Marc DuPéré is a board-certified plastic surgeon renowned for his expertise in facial aesthetics – and all types of body and facial implants – and commitment to delivering exceptional results. With years of experience and an artistic eye for detail, he has helped numerous patients achieve natural-looking and harmonious facial contours. Dr. DuPéré’s personalized approach ensures that each patient receives the highest level of care, tailored treatment plans, and outstanding outcomes.

Recovery Tips

Cost varies slightly depending on the implant chosen and the type of anesthesia used during surgery.

Recovery is relatively simple, with minimal tenderness.

  • Patients may want to avoid social settings because there is slight swelling and occasional bruising.

  • Tenderness while chewing may also occur (the temporalis muscle where the implant is inserted is used in chewing).

Schedule Your Temple Augmentation Consultation in Toronto

If you desire to restore lost volume and rejuvenate your temples for a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance, temple augmentation with implants by Dr. Marc DuPéré may be the ideal solution. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your goals and explore the possibilities of achieving beautifully enhanced temples through this transformative procedure.

Risks and Complications

Complications are very rare and include displacement, palpable edges, visible edges, infection, capsular contracture, hematoma, seroma, headache and tenderness with chewing in the immediate post-operative period.

Temple augmentation with implants is an excellent alternative for patients looking for a permanent solution to their temporal hollowing.