Question: I had a facelift two months ago. The contour of my chin and neck looks better as well as my lower cheeks, but the surgery did nothing for my wrinkles. In fact, I feel that they are worse and I actually have more wrinkles after surgery. Why would this happen?
Answer: The facelifting procedure is used to tighten the skin and the underlying tissues of the face to rejuvenate an aging face. However, if the patient has very fine wrinkles or skin damage, the facelift will not do a great deal for this. The patient may need a skin resurfacing procedure such as laser, chemical peel or injectable medications. These can be quite successful in combination with the facelift.