Temple Lift

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Temple Lift

Anyone with pronounced aging in the temple area can benefit from this cosmetic surgery procedure. Women and men with heaviness and sagging in their forehead and brow are ideal candidates.

“I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to have done when I came (to Dr. Kress). I just knew I didn’t like the way my face was changing around my eyes. My jaw line still looked fine. Dr. Kress recommended a temple lift. It was exactly what I was looking for.” —M.T. (age 47)

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About the Procedure

Dr. Donald Kress performs temple lifts on an outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia, either in a free-standing surgical center or in the Plastic Surgery One office.

To begin the procedure, he places an incision entirely in the hairline above the ear. Through this incision the underlying tissue is tightened, crow’s feet lines can be addressed, and the skin tightened, trimming off the excess. This lift also may be done to improve on an old eyelid procedure or to complement an eyelid procedure when there is excessive heaviness in the lateral brow. Drains are rarely used, but may be needed overnight at most.

Recovery Time

Most patients report virtually no pain with their procedure and the sutures are removed in 7 to 10 days. Because of the inconspicuous suture locations made entirely within the hair, many people can return to work well before the sutures are removed.


A re-establishment of facial balance and harmony with relief from heaviness in the temple and brow areas is possible. Crow’s feet lines are softened and you will have a brighter, fresher appearance in the forehead and upper face.