Temporalis Fascia Beverly Hills
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Fascia is a common type of tissue that divides our body into compartments. Most muscles are surrounded by fascia. The temporalis muscle is one of the chewing muscles. It is located in the temple region, and you can feel it contract when you bite down.
In rhinoplasty, we use fascia from around the temporalis muscle for two purposes. Some patients have very thin nasal skin, and the cartilage underneath is too visible. During rhinoplasty, temporalis fascia can be placed between the skin and cartilage to act as a “blanket” to help camouflage the cartilage. The second major way it is used is to form a small pouch to contain diced cartilage, which is then used to augment the nasal bridge.
Temporalis fascia is harvested through a small incision in the hair that heals well and becomes essentially invisible.
Temporalis fascia is harvested through a small incision in the hair.
This is an example of a healed scar after temporalis fascia harvest. The hair is being parted to see the underlying skin. There is no hair loss and the scar is invisible.
This is what temporalis fascia looks like after it has been harvested.
?The temporalis fascia has been placed over the nasal tip cartilages to help disguise them in a patient with thin nasal skin.
Sometimes the temporalis fascia is used to make a small pouch to hold diced cartilage. This diced cartilage plus fascia “burrito” can be used to raise the nasal bridge.
Watch a Video of a Temporalis Fascia Harvest
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