Temporal Fossa

  • Mario Goisis
  • Sara Izzo
  • Rand S. Al Yahya


Depression of the temporal area has a tendency to become much more visible with age. This is due in part to atrophy of the fat and in part to atrophy of the temporal muscle. In some subjects, the depression is visible already at an early age. Excavation in this area is often associated with a skull-like appearance. Temporal excavation is considered one of the worst anti-aesthetic signs of ageing regarding the upper-face approach.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Goisis
    • 1
  • Sara Izzo
    • 2
  • Rand S. Al Yahya
    • 3
  1. 1.Maxillo-Facial and Aesthetic SurgeonGo Easy ClinicMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”NaplesItaly
  3. 3.Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz UniversityAl KharjSaudi Arabia

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