Does The Midface Mask Implant Completely Augment The Front Of The Face?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello. Is it possible to completely augment the front of the face. Just front of the face like the complete maxilla. See attached example. So I need infraorbital and complete front of face down to and around the nose and nasolabial area. Can you do that? What material would you use?


A: Yes it is possible to augment the entire midface from the infraorbital rims down and around the nose. This is what I call the ‘Midface Mask Implant’. It is best made of solid silicone which allows it to be placed from a completely intraoral approach in most cases. It is important to place perfusion holes into the implant to allow for tissue ingrowth between the midfacial soft tissues and the underlying maxillary bone.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana