Vertical face lift
The facelift is a technique which is well known in medical practice and has been for a considerable time.
The vertical face lift is a facelift which raises vertically the centro-facial zone of the cheekbones if they have collapsed, by means of a small imperceptible incision. (See video presentation)
This purpose is to counter the loosening of the skin and muscles around the face (oval of the face, jowls, cheeks, eyebrows and temples), by restoring the facial structures (fat, muscle, skin). As a result the patient can expect to regain his or her previous appearance.
This operation has no effect on either the wrinkles of expression, nor the inner hamstring or circumoral wrinkles.
Additionally, the deep wrinkles are made less prominent by the stress exerted on the skin. But they will never disappear completely.
Similarly, the eyelids are not concerned.
Crucially, the incisions are hidden in the hair on the scalp (temples and neck) and around the ear, which makes the scars virtually invisible.
It is generally patients over the age of forty, which is when the first signs of ageing occur, who ask for this operation.