Nasolabial folds still present after facelift

Nasolabial folds still present after facelift

Marysofthesea  |  visitor  |  Illinois
I am 8 days post op after a lower facelift.
Now that swelling has gone down, I just noticed the nasolabial line has already come back (although it’s reduced). Worse, when I smile, all the folds I hoped would be gone are still there.
In short, when I smile, I look exactly as I did prior to surgery.

Did my surgeon not pay attention to this area enough?
Or is this just a result of my facial structure?
I have significant vertical maxillary excess, which may be the root cause of my smile looking as it still does.
Curious if I should see my surgeon about this, if any revision is called for?
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore
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Hi, you should discuss it with your surgeon. We use a Permanent Smile Lines Filler alongwith face lift surgery, to get rid of the lines permanently. With face lift only, the lines improve, but dont go away completely.

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