Is There A Permanent Fix For My Nasolabial Folds?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello..I’m looking for a permanent fix for my nasolabial folds. I was considering an implant to this area. What are suggestions or recommendations?

Thank you

A: Nasolabial folds like yours are very difficult to fix because they are largely a soft tissue overhang issue which is somewhat magnified by your flatter midface projection. (although only minimally so) Nasal base implants can help the very upper part of the fold by the nostril but will do nothing else for the majority of it below that level. Thus I don’t see implants of being much value in your case as the deepest areas with the most overhang tissue overhang is at the bottom ½ of the fold. With an inverted V shape to it the only effective approach is going to be a lower facelift/jowl tuckup to move the soft tissues back away from the fold to lessen its depth.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon