I’m 55 and the corners of my mouth have begun to droop. Can this be improved with a facelift without making me look like the Joker from Batman?
Having the corners of the mouth begin to droop is a fairly common occurrence as we begin to age. In my office, I am able to inject dermal fillers and use Botox or Dysport to elevate the corners of the mouth, which is only temporary. A face lift which also addresses the descending cheek will also help to correct the drooping corners of the mouth, the melolabial folds. Elongation and descent of the muscles of facial expression and facial fat pads is what is primarily responsible for this particular occurrence. I think that like all face lift procedures, a conservative approach to rejuvenation of the face is always the best approach. It leaves the patient with a refreshed facial appearance and avoids the well known sequela of the face lift look.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld