Midface Augmentation Procedures

Many patients have a depressed mid-face structure, making the mouth look more protruded. In most cases, Asian patients have mid-face depression which appears in deep nasolabial folds or laugh lines and also giving awkward results after rhinoplasty. When the nose is augmented and the sides of the alar base areas are sunken, it can provide an unnatural appearance. Midface augmentation in Malaysia uses small implants to insert on the sides of each alar base to bring out the depressed mid-face, accentuating your nose, and also the facial balance. Paranasal augmentation or midface augmentation surgery is the preferred technique to give volume to central midface concavity (flat or hollow-looking midface). This is a nearly common facial feature in East Asian populations. Here you will learn the facts about midface augmentation and the procedures of how to do nose, lip, and face augmentation or rather Total Makeover Training courses using fillers or threads.  

Why is midface augmentation popular?

By the nature of its centrality, the midface plays a significant role in defining the overall appearance and impression of a face. Therefore, midface concavity can be extremely aesthetically displeasing as it gives a gaunt, old, and haggard look due to the sunken areas around the nose. It can also cause the mouth to stick out from the face. As a result, there are a large number of patients who wish to improve midface concavity. This procedure will not just proffer more volume to the midface but will also make the protruding mouth seem less protrusive!  

Three different procedures of midface augmentation surgery

To achieve a voluminous midface and fuller cheeks, three different procedures will be done, depending on each patient’s health status-

1. Autologous cartilage graft

This surgery is performed under a general aesthetician and often takes 45-60 minutes to complete. The cartilage is harvested through a 5–7cm transverse incision over the preferred donor area such as ribs or ears. The harvested cartilage will then be carved into the required shape and size. The surgeon will make an incision inside the mouth and carefully place the harvested cartilage into the sunken area around the nose to make the midface more voluminous. After the procedure is performed, the incision will be sutured with threads.  

2. Autologous fat graft

This surgery is performed under a general aesthetician and often takes 30-45 minutes to complete. People who are required to add a small amount of volume to fill the paranasal area can determine the fat graft process. Fat tissues are harvested from the buttocks, thigh, or abdomen using a thin tube called a cannula with the harvested fat placed into a centrifuge to extract impurities. The purified fat tissues which are very rich in stem cells will gradually be injected into the sunken areas to give the face a fuller and younger look.  

3. Implants

This surgery is performed under a general aesthetician and often takes 30-60 minutes to complete. Midfacial implants are used to add fullness to the cheeks and maybe injected through incisions made inside the mouth or below the lower eyelid. When applied accurately, cheek implants can provide the patient with higher cheekbones or fuller cheeks, with the least scarring afterwards. The synthetic implants such as Silicone, Medphore, or Gore-tex, will be sculptured carefully to suit the facial construction of each patient before being inserted. There are two different elements used for midface augmentation- silicone implant and rib cartilage. The midface augmentation is usually combined with the rhinoplasty but it can be individually performed without rhinoplasty as well.  

Midface Augmentation at Aesthetic Academy Asia

Non-Surgical Midface Augmentation is gaining much popularity with the advent of dermal fillers and/or threads. However, in the untrained hands, not only the results can be bad, but it can pose a danger to patients.

Aesthetic procedures are medical procedures that should be handled by a medical professional and NOT to be taken lightly. Beauticians and nurses are NOT qualified and are NOT supposed to perform these procedures. At Aesthetic Academy Asia, we take pride in counselling and training all walks of life on the proper etiquette about Aesthetic procedures. We train doctors on performing midface augmentation and nose, lip, and chin augmentation as well as part of our Advanced Dermal Filler Training. We train doctors to combine skin boosters such as Restylane Vital, Redensity I, Rejuran, Profhilo, and other boosters along with midface augmentation. The result will be fantastic when combined and done properly. We also train nurses, aestheticians, and spa owners on the principles and science of facial augmentation. They will be extensively trained on how to assist doctors or work along with doctors. Our course director, Assoc Professor Dr Morthy has performed tens of thousands of dermal filler procedures for the midface. He has presented his papers worldwide.

It is essential to acquire proper training when you are just getting into the aesthetic medical field. Not everyone can just start offering aesthetic treatments. There is a training method that is critical to go through and continued medical training that you should take to make sure you are offering your patients the ultimate professional care. Understanding the anatomy, superficial and deep fat compartments, blood vessels, layers, and compartments of the face are crucial in performing any kind of filler procedures on the face. Here at Aesthetic Academy Asia, we offer both onsite and online training on dermal fillers. Our extensive collection of videos will also help students to be better in performing aesthetic procedures. Our training helps medical professionals to be thoroughly informed on not only the procedures and treatments but everything else you should be aware of when performing them. Our aesthetic trainers are always available to support and help you all the time. To know more information about us, please visit our official website-