Which Is Better For Paranasal Augmentation – Fillers or Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Could fillers achieve similar results as an implant for paranasal augmentation, or are the soft fillers not as good at creating the look of a more forward set maxilla?

A: It would depend on how much of a midface effect you seek. If it was an isolated paranasal augmentation their effects may not be that different. But if it is a total midface augmentation effect then it would matter. It is all about the amount of miudface surface area coverage. Since you used the term ‘more forward set maxilla’ that implies the latter, only an implant can create that type of bony augmentation effect.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana