The Vertical Prevent, Explained

As you mature, your facial skin begins to show signs of the aging process. Given that your face is your most defining feature, it can impact your self-image and feelings of confidence when your skin loses its soft, supple, and youthful quality. Any facial surgery to restore a more youthful look should not disrupt the natural harmony of your features, or leave you looking as if you have had work done, which is why Dr. Karam developed the Vertical Prevent procedure. Vertical Prevent works to address the earlier signs of facial aging, without leaving behind any of those tell-tale indications that you’ve had work done. Rather than just consisting of one single procedure, the Vertical Prevent combines a number of facial rejuvenation modalities to offer you a fully customizable treatment that truly creates your ideal results. When you’re ready to learn more, reach out to a member of Dr. Karam’s team and set up your consultation today.

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What Is Vertical Prevent?

The Vertical Prevent procedure in San Diego is a revolutionary new cosmetic surgery that addresses the face as a harmonious whole, bringing it back to the youthful, refreshed appearance you had when you were younger. The Vertical Prevent address four distinct sections of the face:

  • Corner of the brow
  • Midface
  • Jawline
  • Neck

These facial areas can begin to sag and droop, affected by the fascia (the underlying tissue surrounding the muscles) loosening over time. The Vertical Prevent addresses this underlying structure, restoring it to its original, youthful position so you can enjoy the facial structure you had before age took its toll. This approach to facial rejuvenation produces a remarkably natural look, so you're left with a fresh, young, and natural appearance that never looks pulled, stretched, or unnatural.

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Creating Your Naturalistic Results

To restore a fresh, natural look, facial rejuvenation surgery must be performed with the latest techniques in plastic surgery. To that end, 12 years of constant innovation has finally yielded a real solution – the Vertical Prevent.

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What’s the Difference Between Vertical Prevent and a Facelift?

Vertical Prevent is very different than a traditional facelift, which works by tightening the jaw horizontally and isolating that portion of the face. A facelift can be performed in conjunction with other surgeries such as a neck lift and brow lift, but even when these procedures are combined, they tackle only certain facial areas without taking into consideration the natural harmony and balance of all your features. The groundbreaking Vertical Prevent technique addresses your face as a whole, restoring a natural, harmonious, youthful look.

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What Results Can I Expect?

While results vary by patient, you can expect to look many years younger: refreshed, restored, and significantly rejuvenated. We routinely see patients that come to us looking 50 to 60 years old, before looking 10 to 20 years younger post-surgery, without having to worry about an unbalanced, altered, or “worked-on” look.

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What is the recovery time?

How long does the procedure take?

What type of sedation is used?

What is the recovery time?

Recovery time after receiving Vertical Prevent is typically 10 to 14 days, and our patients tell us the recovery is relatively comfortable and fast.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure typically takes two to three hours, depending on what is needed, and which surgical techniques are necessary. Every Vertical Prevent treatment is entirely customized to match the patient’s current facial condition.

What type of sedation is used?

A Vertical Prevent is performed using local anesthesia and IV sedation.

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