Plastic Surgery

Nasolabial Fold Excision

Surgical removal of excess skin/tissue in the nasolabial fold area, reducing facial lines for a smoother look.

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Nasolabial Fold Excision

Smooth Out Your Smile Lines

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and volume, leading to the formation of deep wrinkles and folds. One of the most common signs of aging is the development of nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines. These lines extend from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth, and can make us appear older than we actually are.

What Is Nasolabial Fold Excision?

Nasolabial Fold Excision is a surgical procedure that is designed to remove excess skin and tissue from the nasolabial folds. During the procedure, your plastic surgeon will make incisions along the folds, and remove the excess tissue. The remaining skin is then pulled taut and sutured into place, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Types of Nasolabial Fold Excision

There are several different techniques that can be used for Nasolabial Fold Excision, depending on the individual patient’s needs and desired outcome. Some of the most common techniques include:

Direct excision: This technique involves making an incision directly along the nasolabial fold, and removing the excess tissue.

Elliptical excision: This technique involves making an elliptical incision around the nasolabial fold, and removing the excess tissue.

Z-plasty: This technique involves making a Z-shaped incision along the nasolabial fold, and then repositioning the remaining tissue to create a smoother, more natural-looking result.

Benefits of Nasolabial Fold Excision:

Nasolabial Fold Excision can provide a wide range of benefits for those looking to restore a more youthful appearance. Some of the benefits of this procedure include:

Improved appearance: The main benefit of Nasolabial Fold Excision is that it can improve the appearance of the face by reducing the depth of the wrinkles and folds in the nasolabial area. This can make the face look smoother and more youthful.

Long-lasting results: Unlike some non-surgical cosmetic procedures, Nasolabial Fold Excision can provide long-lasting results. The procedure removes the excess skin and soft tissue that cause the wrinkles and folds, so the results can last for many years.

Minimal scarring: Nasolabial Fold Excision is typically done using small incisions that are hidden in the natural creases of the face. This can result in minimal scarring, which is often not noticeable.

Boost in self-confidence: By improving the appearance of the face, Nasolabial Fold Excision can also boost self-confidence and self-esteem.

Improved facial symmetry: Nasolabial Fold Excision can also improve facial symmetry by reducing asymmetrical wrinkles and folds in the nasolabial area.

If you’re bothered by deep nasolabial folds and desire a more youthful appearance, Nasolabial Fold Excision may be right for you.

Dr. AJ Amadi


Dr. AJ Amadi

Focusing on a natural and age-appropriate look, Dr. Amadi will deliver the finest personalized care, giving you the results you desire.

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