MIdface Implant for Nasolabial Fold Reduction

Dr. Eppley, Does a custom midface implant or any other implant (significantly) reduce naso-labial lines? If not, what is the best procedure? Am I stuck with continuing to use fillers?

A: Thank you for your inquiry. If you are having success with injectable fillers, it is possible that you MAY benefit from some type of midface implant. It would all depend on your facial anatomy and the depth of your nasolabial folds. I would need to see pictures of your face/folds to determine if underlying soft tissue release and midface skeletal augmentation would be of benefit.

But the concept of building up the bone beneath the nasolabial fold makes sense in terms of pushing the overlying soft tissue outward. The best test to determine if this would work is to have the injectable filler placed down at the bone level….which would verify the effect of a ‘bone push’. 

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana