Will a facelift raise my cheeks or help my smile lines?

Many of my Houston facelift patients have an aging midface and deep smile lines with droopy cheeks.  A frequent question is whether their smile lines will improve with a facelift and what will happen to their midface.  

Each type of facelift accomplishes different things.  A deep plane facelift will release the zygomaticofacial ligament in addition to the lower face and allow lifting of the midface and cheek and flatten out some of the deep smile lines or melolabial folds.  

A lower facelift will not release this ligament and only address the jowls, jawline and some of the neck.  This will not affect much of the smile lines or cheek tissue.  


Dr. Funk performs facelift surgery in Houston Texas.  

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