Midface: Clinical Anatomy and Regional Approaches with Injectable Fillers

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov;136(5 Suppl):219S-234S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001837.


The clinical approach towards the midface is one of the most important interventions for practitioners when treating age-related changes of the face. Currently a plethora of procedures are used and presented. However, few of these approaches have been validated or passed review board assigned evaluations. Therefore, it is the aim of this work to establish a guideline manual for practitioners for a safe and effective mid-face treatment based on the most current concepts of facial anatomy. The latter is based on the 5-layered structural arrangement and its understanding is the key towards the favoured outcome and for minimizing complications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Face / anatomy & histology*
  • Humans
  • Hyaluronic Acid / administration & dosage*
  • Injections, Intradermal


  • Hyaluronic Acid