Midface Volume Deficit

What is Midface Volume Deficit? Midface volume deficit is a sign of facial aging that is characterized by loss of volume in the cheeks, below the zygomatic arch, and increases the severity of tear troughs and nasolabial folds. It is caused by the loss of volume in the superficial and deep tissues, loss of tissue laxity and facial drooping, and changes in the facial bones.

Midface volume deficit is often measured using the Mid-Face Volume Deficit Scale (MFVDS) with grades ranging from 0 to 6, representing no deficits to severe deficits. 


How is Midface Volume Deficit treated?

There are surgical and non-surgical options available to treat midface volume deficit:

  • Hyaluronic acid fillers
  • Collagen injections
  • Midface lift
  • Midface threads

Source: A., Cerullo, F., Cirillo, P., Cavallini, M., & Avvedimento, S. (2021). Mid‐face reshaping using threads with bidirectional convergent barbs: A retrospective study. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocd.14038