Facelift have any effect on the lines around my mouth

Question:

Would getting a facelift have any effect on the lines around my mouth? If not, are there any procedures that could be done in addition to a facelift that would eliminate these lines?

Answer:

The short answer is not necessarily. The facelift you are referring to is typically the lower lift which we describe as a weekend facelift and neck-lift. This addresses primarily the jowls and the neckline. The lines around the mouth are often softened a little bit, but these are not completely corrected. Some of the volume loss in that area can be corrected by a fat transfer or a fat grafting procedure but the more deeply etched in lines are typically corrected with a soft tissue filler. The soft tissue of choice in our practice typically includes either Radiesse or Juvederm depending on the particular patient