Will a Face-Lift Get Rid of All My Wrinkles?

Find out if a face-lift will get rid of all your wrinkles in this Howcast video featuring plastic surgeon Robert J. Morin, M.D..

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If you're wondering if a face lift or any one surgical procedure is going to get rid of all of the wrinkles on your face, the answer is probably "no." A face lift is very good at getting rid of excess skin, smoothing out some of the deep lines on the face, and redistributing some of the facial soft tissue higher up and back into a more youthful position; however, no one procedure is going to get rid of every line and wrinkle. The nasolabial folds are addressed during a face lift. The jowels and the marionette lines are addressed during a face lifts.

These are all helped by lifting the face back into a higher position. However, a face lift does not really address wrinkles on the side of the eyes, wrinkles between the eyebrows, or wrinkles in the forehead. Another area that a face lift doesn't address is wrinkles on the upper lip. So wrinkles in all of these other areas require different types of procedures. Wrinkles in the upper face - on the sides of the eye, on the forehead - are treated very nicely with either botox or a forehead lift. Wrinkles on the upper lip can be smoothed out in several different ways. Dermabrasion is a great option for that.

So the simple answer is "no, a face lift is not going to get rid of every line on the face"; however, we can improve a lot of the lines on the lower face and we have many other techniques that can help address other lines in different parts of the face.

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