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Vertical Facelift in Beverly Hills, CA

A vertical facelift, or a vertical vector facelift, is a surgical procedure designed to address signs of aging in the mid-to-lower face, neck, and jawline. The vertical facelift is a more advanced method explicitly focused on lifting and repositioning tissues vertically.

Redirecting the manipulation of underlying muscles and other facial tissues can increase volume and is critical to correct cosmetic concerns related to hollows, cheek flattening, and other common signs of aging.

This approach also eliminates the undesirable wind-swept appearance often associated with older facelift techniques. More natural results can be achieved with the vertical facelift because the deep tissues are repositioned in an upward manner rather than outward.

Dr. Calabria asks his patients to bring photos of themselves in their twenties so he can examine them carefully. This practice allows him to recreate more authentic and youthful results by restoring their facial anatomy to its earlier state.

Achieving balance, harmony, and a natural look by addressing all the problems caused by traditional facelift surgery are Dr. Calabria’s priorities. Correcting them with the vertical facelift, along with other breakthrough procedures, is his mission.

Dr. Renato Calabria provides his vertical facelift in Beverly Hills, California, and Palm Springs, as well as Milan and Dubai.

Am I a Candidate for a Vertical Facelift?

The best candidates for a vertical facelift are adults who want to regain youthful facial contours and smoother skin. They should also be:

  • In good overall health
  • At a stable weight
  • Non-smokers
  • Able to comply with pre and post-surgical instructions

They should also have realistic expectations for the procedure.

How Does Dr. Calabria Perform a Vertical Facelift?

The vertical facelift procedure involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation and Evaluation

    The process starts with an initial consultation. Dr. Calabria will review your medical history, examine your facial anatomy, and discuss your cosmetic goals.

  2. Anesthesia

    This surgery usually requires general anesthesia but can sometimes be performed with local anesthesia and sedation. Dr. Calabria employs only licensed, skilled, and experienced anesthesiologists.

  3. Incisions

    Incisions for a vertical facelift are typically made near the temples, may extend around the ears, and, in some cases, into the hairline. The exact placement of your incisions will depend on the extent of correction needed and your desired results.

    Dr. Calabria prefers to use two discreet incisions. This approach allows him to position sutures strategically for more youthful and natural results than with traditional techniques and faster healing.

  4. Vertical Tissue Repositioning

    Unlike the older facelift method of pulling skin horizontally, the vertical facelift technique focuses on lifting and repositioning underlying muscles and tissues upward to counteract the effects of gravity and aging on the face. This repositioning elevates the cheeks, defines the jawline, and smoothens the neck, achieving a more natural-looking result.

  5. Muscle Tightening and Fat Repositioning

    Dr. Calabria repositions facial muscles and redistributes or removes excess fat to restore youthful facial contours and improve definition. He also uses micro-fat grafting to add volume when needed.

  6. Excess Skin Removal

    After stretching and trimming the skin, it is re-draped and sutured vertically for a lifted, younger-looking facial appearance.

  7. Closure

    Dr. Calabria carefully closes the incisions with sutures to minimize scarring and promote optimal wound healing.

How Long Will My Vertical Facelift Recovery Be?

Because Dr. Calabria can incorporate minimally invasive techniques during your vertical facelift procedure, recovery is often less intense and faster than other facelift methods.

After the procedure, you will be observed in a recovery area. Dr. Calabria will check in with you and provide detailed post-operative care instructions before discharging you to the friend or family member you’ve chosen to drive you home.

You can expect some discomfort that is easily managed with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medication and downtime for ample time to rest. Swelling and bruising are common after surgery and subside significantly within 10 to 14 days, with residual bruising improving in the following few weeks. You will be advised to limit all strenuous activity for several weeks.

Follow-up appointments with Dr. Calabria are scheduled to monitor the healing process and remove sutures.

Are My Vertical Facelift Results Permanent?

A vertical facelift can provide a long-lasting solution for individuals seeking a comprehensive facial rejuvenation and include:

  • Smoother, tighter skin
  • The elimination of jowling
  • A younger-looking, supple neck
  • Increased definitions and volume

The longevity of your results will depend on the care you take of your skin after the procedure, along with genetics and lifestyle habits. You can expect to enjoy the benefits of a vertical facelift for many years, but it cannot stop the aging process from continuing.

For the best and longest-lasting results, use quality moisturizers, protect your face from sun exposure, and consider non-surgical skin treatments, like laser skin resurfacing, to optimize the maintenance of your results.

Can I Combine My Vertical Facelift With Another Plastic Surgery Procedure?

Dr. Calabria’s vertical facelift typically involves a neck lift and may also include fat grafting. However, patients who desire a vertical facelift with Dr. Calabria may have cosmetic concerns that can benefit from:

  • Implants for more dramatic facial contour enhancement
  • Eyelid surgery and micro fat grafting to address hollows under the eyes.
  • An endoscopic brow lift to correct an aging forehead and improve eye shape by making them look refreshed and more almond-shaped.
  • Surgical lip augmentation to increase the fullness of the mouth and restore a more youthful upper lip.

A vertical facelift can achieve balance, harmony, and natural results in the mid-to-lower face and neck. These procedures can be added for even more comprehensive results.

Vertical Facelift FAQs

Adjustable Facelift

  • What is a vertical facelift?

    A vertical facelift is explicitly directed at addressing the deeper facial tissues rather than pulling primarily the surface skin taut, leading to a more natural, restored appearance.

  • How is a traditional facelift different from a vertical facelift?

    A traditional facelift is far more likely to leave a patient looking like work has been done on their face than a vertical facelift. The vertical facelift is more subtle yet often more long-lasting in terms of a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.

  • How much does a vertical facelift cost in Beverly Hills, CA?

    The cost of plastic surgery varies depending on different factors. During your consultation, Dr. Calabria will discuss the total cost of your procedure and help you determine if you qualify for a finance plan, such as CareCredit®. This credit system is specifically used for health care services and provides low monthly payment options for all patients. CareCredit® can be used for all kinds of cosmetic procedures.

Why Choose Dr. Calabria for Your Beverly Hills Facelift?

Dr. Renato Calabria is a reputable, well-respected, and board-certified plastic surgeon providing several facelift options in Beverly Hills, California, while offering the highest level of care.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Calabria and learn more about the vertical facelift, call his Beverly Hills practice at (310) 777-0069.

If you are closer to Palm Springs, contact his office there by calling (760) 836-0077.


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