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Arch Plast Surg. 2013 May;40(3):256-258. English. Brief Communication.
Lee SY , Sung KY .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kangwon National University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kangwon National University Hospital, Kangwon National University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea. hanyangps@naver.com
Abstract

Deepening of the nasolabial crease is an esthetically unpleasing aging phenomenon occurring in the midface. Various treatment modalities have been introduced to improve the appearance of prominent nasolabial folds, all of which have pros and cons. Currently, a minimally invasive technique using synthetic dermal fillers is most commonly used. A simple and easy subcision procedure using a wire scalpel has also been used and reported to be effective for prominent nasolabial fold correction, with minimal complications. As an alternative to the wire scalpel, we used a 20-gauge metal type spinal needle cannula (Hakko Co.) and 4-0 Vicryl suture (Ethicon Inc.) for subcision of nasolabial folds. This technique is less expensive than the use of a wire scalpel and easily available when needed. Therefore, on the basis of favorable results, our modified subcision technique may be considered effective for prominent nasolabial fold correction.

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