The temporal muscle is one of four essential masticatory muscles. It is a strong muscle. When chewing, as seen here in a good friend of the author, its contours are sometimes clearly visible. Parts of the Temporalis muscle are suitable for the restoration of an spontaneous eye closure (modified Gillies operation). The tendon of the entire muscle is used in the modified McLaughlin or Labbé operation to control the corner of the mouth. However, the patient does not have to expect reduced chewing function on this side, as the remaining chewing muscles compensate the function very well.