Facelifts are surgical procedures that are designed to reverse some of the most severe signs of facial aging. While dermal fillers and injectable neurotoxins are often capable of relaxing dynamic wrinkles and replacing lost volume, a facelift can provide far more dramatic results overall. Moreover, these treatments allow for the longest-lasting improvements in all-around facial aesthetics. To produce the most natural-looking changes, however, the surgeon must choose the perfect angle for reducing laxity while preserving facial volume and the patient’s own natural, face structure. This is where the vertical facelift comes in. This advanced, surgical technique can minimize the appearance of jowls, drooping cheeks, and smile lines among many other things.
How The Vertical Facelift Differs From Traditional Facelift Procedures
When seeking facelifts, most patients are looking to correct evidence of facial aging that is largely the result of the ongoing, downward pull of gravity. The best method for addressing these gravitational changes is a vertical one, given that this is the surest way to restore drooping features back to their former positions. The vertical facelift provides the most optimum reduction of both jowling and laxity, while preserving the natural fullness of the mid-face. Conversely, horizontal lifting techniques merely pull the skin towards the ears. This gives the visage a stretched and unnatural appearance, and noticeably flattens the cheeks. Another drawback of horizontal lifting is its tendency to make the eyes and the corners of the mouth appear pulled.
Limit The Need For Secondary Procedures With A Vertical Facelift
Another major benefit of the vertical facelift is its ability to limit the need for supplementary, cosmetic procedures. With this treatment, the facial skin and tissues are not only tightened, but additionally lifted and restored to their former youthful positions. This elevates the cheeks and creates a natural-looking, heart-shaped visage that is indicative of youth. More importantly, it allows for higher and more prominent cheekbones without patients needing to receive fat transfers or cheek implants.
Elevate A Sagging Mouth And Create A Better-Looking Neck
Facelifts that pull the skin taut via horizontal tightening do little to improve the appearance of the neck. In fact, this is what makes a horizontal facelift so conspicuous. When horizontal lifting is performed, many patients retain some or all of their jowls as well as excess skin at the top of neck. In contrast, a vertical lift will elevate sagging mouth corners, eliminate evidence of jowling, and correct turkey necks.
Scheduling a consultation appointment is the best way to learn whether or not a vertical facelift is right for you. For every facelift patient, choosing the right angle for lifting the face is just as important as tightening the skin. During your first visit, our specialist can assess the type and severity of age-related issues that you want corrected, and can determine the best surgical method for helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact us today at the office of Syed Ahmad, MD to schedule your consultation.