Filler Correction: Treating Nasolabial Folds With A Cheek Lift

By: Dr. Mariano Busso


Meet Alessandra. She is a patient of ours in our Miami, FL location. Her main concern is the appearance of her nasolabial folds. There are various ways we can address this; but as you will see in her case, we are going to discuss how addressing cheek support can soften the nasolabial folds for a revitalized appearance.

What Are Nasolabial Folds

Nasolabial folds, also known as smiles lines, are the two vertical creases that surround the upper mouth. The deeper they become, the more they cast shadows in the face which can diminish the overall freshness of one's look. This phenomenon is a consequence of lost support in the cheek area, allowing gravity to pull the cheeks down and cast shadows.

How We Treat Nasolabial Folds

For Alessandra's case, our strategy involves boosting support in the cheek area with dermal fillers. This creates a cheek lift that softens the nasolabial folds. The goal is not to make the cheeks bigger or wider but to restore their natural structure.

A common observation  we see when performing this treatment is the asymmetry between sides, with the left side experiencing more volume loss and deeper nasolabial folds. However, our tailored approach, framing the eyes and reinforcing support, has successfully achieved a unified and rejuvenated result.

What To Expect After Being Treated

Upon completion, the results are evident. Alessandra's cheeks are lifted, and the shadows are softened, ensuring a balanced and harmonious appearance. 

Post-procedure, minimal downtime is expected. While some swelling may occur, particularly in the next few days, bruising is typically minimal. Any significant bruising would have manifested immediately after the treatment, but in Alessandra's case and many others', bruising is uncommon.

In closing, the combination of cheek lift and nasolabial fold softening not only rejuvenates the face but also emphasizes the importance of personalized, balanced care in aesthetic enhancements. If you are interested in learning more about dermal fillers, or would like a consultation, contact us today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.