Can Injectable Fillers Be Used To Treat Midface Hypoplasia?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is it possible to correct mild midface hypoplasia with fillers? Will it be a result that is approximate to what facial implants can do?

A: If you add enough volume of injectable fillers in the cheeks, orbital rim and paranasal regions, some midface hypoplasia correction (increased projection) could be achieved. But no filler is permanent and substantial filler volume would be needed. It is also important to remember that gel-like hyaluronic acid-based fillers (e.g., Juvederm Voluma) do not provide the same type of push on the soft tissues that implants do.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana