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Can You Improve Nasolabial Folds in Inland Empire for Years?

Inland Empire’s sunny days inspire smiles. And while a friendly facial expression can brighten your mood and uplift everyone around you, years of smiling will leave you with wrinkles. Parentheses lines – or nasolabial folds, as facial plastic surgeons call them – can add character, but you might feel they make you look older and less attractive. And unfortunately, Inland Empire’s hot, dry, sunny weather seems to speed up facial aging. People here want to know: “Is there a way to improve nasolabial folds?”

For years, specialists have used dermal fillers to soften smile lines. These products have proven to help if injected correctly – for a while. The problem is that your body will eventually metabolize them. Frequently used hyaluronic acid-based fillers may last only six months to a year, while Bellafill can last five years. But at some point, you’re going to need a more durable solution.

Is there a way to improve smile lines in Inland Empire for 10 years or even longer? Indeed, there is.

What Causes Smile Lines in Inland Empire and Beyond?

Nasolabial folds are a direct result of your facial structure. Thick bundles of connective tissue and muscle anchor your skin to the layers beneath. When you’re young, your healthy, elastic skin gives your face a smooth surface. But when your skin ages, it becomes thinner, while your production of key proteins like collagen and elastin slows down. Without diligent sunscreen use, Inland Empire’s bright sun accelerates this process. Soon, your thinning skin reveals what’s beneath, and smile lines appear.

By the time you reach your 40s, gravity adds to the problem by making your formerly firm facial muscles sag. Then, they start to protrude past your skin’s anchoring points near your mouth. Like flabby abdominal muscles hanging over a belt, your cheeks droop over your skin’s anchoring points, forming deepening nasolabial folds.

Fillers Provide Temporary Results

Most specialists recommend dermal fillers to improve smile lines. They can do a good job – for a while. The problem is that your body will absorb hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® in only six months to a year. Radiesse® lasts around 18 months, and Bellafill can last five years. You can read more in “Best Filler for Nasolabial Folds?” at LookYounger.News.

Once your body metabolize the filler, you’ll need touch-up treatments to prevent your nasolabial folds from returning. Over the years, the cost of all those vials of filler will start to add up. Though hyaluronic acid fillers are more affordable than others, to maintain your younger, more attractive look, you’ll need to add maintenance injections to your yearly budget. Bellafill costs more in the short run but less in the long run. But you’ll still need to plan for more fillers in five years.

What if you could improve nasolabial folds for 10 years in Inland Empire’s sunny, dry climate?  Wouldn’t that be better?

Improve Smile Lines in Inland Empire for Years

Facelift surgery remains the gold standard for making patients look years younger. While every facelift technique can help you accomplish this goal, only one will substantially improve nasolabial folds – the deep-plane facelift.

Most plastic and facial plastic surgeons offer SMAS facelifts. This method removes a quarter-inch-wide diagonal strip from the SMAS, a membrane under your facial skin. The SMAS is connected to the platysma muscles in your neck. An alternative method makes a quarter-inch diagonal crease in the membrane. In either case, when the surgeon sutures the top and bottom of that quarter-inch strip together, it lifts sagging muscles in the lower part of the face and neck. The SMAS facelift provides natural-looking results for a youthful appearance.

Unfortunately, after an SMAS procedure, you probably still won’t look as young and attractive as you might like. The SMAS facelift can’t provide dramatic improvement because of its built-in limitations. For safety, your surgeon can lift only one-third of an inch. Any more than that could injure your facial nerves. And this technique primarily tightens your neck, jawline, and the area near your lips, without doing much  to improve nasolabial folds. Therefore, surgeons who provide SMAS facelifts usually also recommend filler injections or fat transfer.

An expertly performed deep-plane facelift can provide more dramatic results. It can substantially improve smile lines. And it can help you look years younger for a decade or more.

It Takes Experience To Improve Nasolabial Folds in Inland Empire for Years 

A deep-plane facelift is only as good as the plastic or facial plastic surgeon that performs it. Here’s why experience counts. This technique accomplishes its outstanding results by releasing specific facial ligaments and reattaching them at a higher point on the facial muscles. Not every surgeon has the extensive knowledge and training to perform this procedure to the extent needed to provide optimal anti-aging results.

For example, to improve nasolabial folds, we must effectively lift your cheeks. To do this, your surgeon must release two mid-face ligaments. Doing so requires exacting work, because the surgeon must stay between the lower skin layer and the muscles to avoid injury. Not every surgeon wants to tackle this challenge, so they get less practice at providing the deep-plane procedure, leading to less pleasing results.

But as a surgeon who has performed thousands of facelifts (I’ve done 6,000 in my career), I’m so familiar with operating on the face that I’m comfortable doing the precise, painstaking work needed to adjust to each patient’s unique facial structure. I know how to avoid problems and give each patient the deep-plane facelift’s outstanding results.

Your outcomes will include firmer, younger-looking cheeks, a smoother tear trough where bags form under the eyes, and substantially softer smile lines. Your younger look can last for 10 years or longer. Isn’t that better than having to budget for a regular schedule of filler injections?

Improve Your Nasolabial Folds in Inland Empire for Years

As you now know, a deep-plane facelift can improve your nasolabial folds with results that can last for 10 years or longer. How can you find an outstanding deep-plane facelift provider in Inland Empire? Since experience is a vital factor in getting excellent results, you’ll want to start by looking for a facial plastic surgeon or a plastic surgeon who specializes in face and neck cosmetic procedures.

The next step is to ask a potential surgeon how many facelifts they’ve performed in their career. The more, the better. Then, examine their before-and-after photos of deep-plane facelifts. Have they given previous patients the same results you want?

Of course, you can travel to Beverly Hills and pay a lot more money to work with a “plastic surgeon to the stars.” Or, with a little research, you can do some homework and find highly experienced, skilled surgeons in less expensive areas who provide terrific results for a lot less money. You can read more in “How to Make a $24,000 Beverly Hills-Quality Facelift Cost Much Less” on LookYounger.News.

If you want to improve your smile lines in Inland Empire, feel free to visit me at STC Plastic Surgery in Ontario. I’ll be glad to show you how a deep-plane facelift can improve nasolabial folds for years.