A vertical facelift is a surgical procedure that targets the lower face and neck. It addresses the signs of aging, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and jowls.
This type of facelift involves making incisions along the jawline and behind the ears to access the underlying muscle tissue. The vertical facelift technique provides excellent rejuvenation for the lower two-thirds of the face. It creates a more defined jawline and smoother neck contour.
If you want to achieve even more dramatic results, you can combine this procedure with other complementary procedures. That’s what we’ll be discussing in this article.
A vertical facelift primarily focuses on the lower face, but it can also improve the appearance of the neck. However, if you have significant sagging or excess skin in your neck, you may benefit from a dedicated neck lift procedure.
A neck lift involves incisions under the chin and behind the ears to remove excess skin and fat. This can help create a more defined jawline and reduce the appearance of a double chin or “turkey neck.”
You can achieve comprehensive rejuvenation in your lower face and neck area by combining a vertical facelift with a neck lift.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, can be an excellent complement to a vertical facelift. As we age, our brows can descend and create a heavy or tired appearance.
A brow lift involves making small incisions along the hairline. Its purpose is to elevate the eyebrows and smooth out wrinkles on the forehead.
By combining a brow lift with a vertical facelift, you can achieve a more symmetrical and youthful facial profile.
Lower Face Lift
A vertical facelift primarily targets the lower face. However, it may not address all areas of concern. If you have significant sagging or wrinkles in your cheeks or mid-face area, a lower facelift can help.
This procedure involves making incisions along the hairline and behind the ears to lift and tighten the skin of the cheeks and jawline. By combining a lower facelift with a vertical facelift, you can achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation from top to bottom.
Skin resurfacing procedures such as chemical peels, laser treatments, and microdermabrasion can also enhance the results of a vertical facelift. These treatments can improve skin texture and tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Consult your plastic surgeon to determine which type of skin resurfacing would benefit your concerns and desired outcome. If you are undergoing facelift recovery, your plastic surgeon may recommend waiting a few months before undergoing skin resurfacing procedures.
Botox and Fillers
Botox and fillers are non-surgical options that can complement the results of a vertical facelift. Botox at Integrated Aesthetics, for example, can reduce the appearance of wrinkles by temporarily relaxing facial muscles. At the same time, fillers can add volume to areas that have lost fullness due to aging.
These treatments are quick, minimally invasive, and require little downtime. They can be done with a vertical facelift or as maintenance procedures after your surgery.
Know What Procedures to Combine With a Vertical Facelift
A vertical facelift can provide excellent rejuvenation for the lower face and neck. By combining it with complementary procedures, you can achieve even more comprehensive results.
Talk to your plastic surgeon about which combination of procedures best suits your unique needs and goals.
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