Nasolabial Fold Grafts are another option to improve the Nasolabial folds by Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle

Nasolabial Fold Grafts are another option to improve the Nasolabial folds by Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle: Nasolabial folds are a very common structure that develops as one ages and it is one of the most common structures that people want to get rid of.  I’ve learned a lot of things about improving this structure.  Facelifts have been experimented with over the years and most people believe that the deep plane facelift when the SMAS is lifted over the smiling muscles is the best way to improve the nasolabial folds from a facelift prospective.  Others find that a midface lift does this better.  Others find that volumizing the cheek in certain ways improves the fold as well.  Fillers have been used in the nasolabial folds to improve them and this is a very common option that people have chosen. Here is a video explaining the  differences between deep place facelifts and mini facelifts:

My opinion is dependent on the person’s anatomy.  If the person has a lot of tissue and has some extra weight that they have gained.  Volumizing might make the face a little too big.  In this case a facelift can help improve the nasolabial folds.  One thing that can help the folds is too fill the volume up with a nasolabial fold graft.  This graft can be taken from the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurosis system) which is the layer of tissue that is connected to all of the facial muscles. The SMAS is convenient because this the layer that the facelift uses to pull the face and can be easily taken to use for the nasolabial fold graft.  This graft can be placed in the nasolabial folds through the nose and can help improve their appearance along with the deep plane facelift.

If a person is against such a surgical procedure than I think volumizing might be the best choice for them.  This can be done with essentially no incisions.  The YoungVolumizer is great for this.  If undergoing a procedure like this is too involved for the particular person, then volumizing with fillers such as restylane, radiesse, juvederm, and perlane are options.  Sculptra is another long term permanent filler option that can also be used to improve and volumize the face to improve the nasolabial folds.  In terms of fillers and volumizing, there is a special location, an area that contains a deep fat pocket that really helps to decrease the nasolabial folds when it is volumized.  It takes a lot of experience to learn how to fill up this fat pocket with fillers and other volumizers, like the “The YoungVitalizer” procedure.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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