Facial plast Surg 2001; 17(1): 067-078
DOI: 10.1055/s-2001-16367
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Augmentation of the Cheeks, Chin and Pre-jowl Sulcus, and Nasolabial Folds

Thomas Romo III1,2 , Jonathan Z. Baskin3 , Anthony P. Sclafani1
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York
  • 2Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
  • 3Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York
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Publication Date:
31 December 2001 (online)


The demand for augmentation of central and lower facial features continues to increase. There are several safe and effective materials available for this purpose, and techniques have become highly refined. The relative strengths and weaknesses of silicone, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and merseline mesh are discussed for augmentation of the chin/pre-jowl sulcus and cheek. Materials for augmentation of the nasolabial folds (NLF) are also discussed. There are various forms of solid ePTFE that have been developed for soft tissue augmentation. These are particularly well suited for the NLF. Techniques for facial skeletal and soft tissue augmentation are presented.