Temple Lift


Temple Lift

To restore and rejuvenate the upper third of your face – outer eyes, outer brows and upper cheeks – temple tightening (temporoplasty) describes a range of specialised techniques that gently lift and support this region.

Sagging skin around the temple can drag down the corners of the eyes and give the face a drooping look. To counter this, we offer temporoplasty, or a temple lift.

Temporoplasty can be performed by itself, but generally, its benefits are optimised when combined with a browlift or mid-facelift. During a consultation, your surgeon will show you how we can address your concerns, and discuss the best solution for you.

In older style face and neck lifts, the temple incision was a continuation of the facelift incision. However, when facial tissue is elevated this way, there is a risk of pulling the sideburn up unnaturally. So many modern techniques use a separate incision in the temple hair, to lift and tighten the underlying facial layers discreetly

Best Candidates

  • Good general health
  • Desire to reduce the visible effects of ageing
  • Requiring treatment of inherited droopy brows and similar conditions

What to Expect

During the consultation, we evaluate your overall health along with your skin quality, skin looseness, folds, and wrinkles. In addition, the underlying bone anatomy will be assessed and a facial rejuvenation treatment plan will be created that will help attain the best results. Your own personal assessment & concerns are explored and discussed.

There are several variations of a surgical Templelift, including a skin-only lift, which is reserved for patients with less sagging or a lift which addresses other tissue with procedures like a SMAS facelift, a MACS lift or a sub-periosteal midface lift.

Commonly, we combine surgical interventions with non-surgical procedures such as wrinkle fillers or neuro-toxin (like Botox), as well as a chemical peel or a laser treatment to address skin irregularities on the surface, such as scars, sunspots and blemishes. It is common to inject some of your own tissues such as fat cells & blood platelets (PRP) to augment repair & promote healing; the aim is to achieve the optimum result for your unique concerns and goals.

After Surgery / Recovery

You will be given instructions on care of your dressings (if any) on discharge from the Surgery. Any bandages will generally be removed 24- 48 hours after your Surgery. You will need to sleep with 2 to 3 pillows to keep your head raised for the first week following Surgery. This helps minimise swelling and bruising.

Bruising may appear on your forehead and around your eyes. This usually dissipates within seven to ten days although traces may persist for six to eight weeks. This bruising and swelling can be camouflaged with special make-up, which is available through our Clinic, and arneca and Hirudoid creams help to release bruising.

Ice packs and elevation are the best methods of reducing swelling and bruising, especially if applied in the first 24 – 48 hours. Remember not to place ice directly in contact with the skin, wrap it in a plastic bags and towels so that it produces a pleasant cool rather than a stinging cold. You may prefer to use a dampened hand towel placed in the refrigerator for several minutes to chill.

You will be asked to attend our Rooms on an outpatient basis, to be monitored postoperatively. This will also enable us to address any problems you may have.

Sutures will be removed at about the seventh to tenth day postoperatively.

Procedure Planner

  • Initial Meeting
    45 - 60 minutes
  • Pre-op
    30 - 45 minutes
  • Procedure Time
    1 - 2 hours
  • Recovery Time
    6 weeks (2 weeks at home)
  • Post-op Follow Up
    1 week

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