How a Traditional Facelift Works

A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the face and neck by reducing the visible signs of aging. During the procedure, the surgeon makes incisions in the skin around the hairline and ears and then lifts and repositions the underlying muscle and tissue to create a more youthful appearance. The skin is then redraped over the new contours of the face, and any excess skin is removed. The incisions are then closed with sutures or staples.

Facelifts can address various issues, including sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and volume loss in the face and neck. The procedure can also tighten the underlying muscle and tissue, providing a more defined jawline and neck. Depending on the extent of the surgery, a facelift can take several hours to complete and may require general anesthesia.

Facelifts are typically performed on patients experiencing visible signs of aging, such as sagging skin and wrinkles, and wanting to achieve a more youthful appearance. The results of a facelift can last for several years, and patients can maintain their results with proper skin care and sun protection.

How Vertical Restore Improves Upon the Traditional Facelift

Dr. Amir Karam's patented facelift technique, Vertical Restore, departs from traditional or deep plane facelifts. Unlike a traditional facelift, which only addresses the jawline, Vertical Restore is a comprehensive and balanced approach that targets everything from the top of the temple to the neck, including the outer eyebrows, midface, jawline, and neck. This holistic approach is one of the reasons why Vertical Restore has such high rates of patient satisfaction.

A traditional facelift typically focuses on the lower two-thirds of the face and neck, using a horizontal pull of the skin towards the ears to reduce wrinkles and sagging in areas like the cheeks, jowls, and neck. In contrast, Vertical Restore lifts facial tissues vertically, counteracting the effects of gravity for a more natural-looking result. Vertical Restore also offers longer-lasting results than traditional facelifts, with effects that can last up to 10-15 years.

The incision designs used in the Vertical Restore procedure are carefully crafted to remain concealed, with no tension on the skin during the operation, to promote finer healing and minimize scarring. These incisions are strategically placed to avoid interfering with hairstyle preferences, whether you prefer to wear your hair up or down. For a detailed understanding of incision placement, please watch this video from Dr. Karam.

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Look As Young As You Feel

Vertical Restore is a revolutionary procedure that can help you look as young as you feel. Dr. Karam has spent years developing this highly customizable and proprietary treatment, targeting specific issues that affect your youthful appearance. The Vertical Restore procedure is tailored to your individual needs, ensuring that you achieve optimal results.

Facial aging can lead to self-consciousness in photos and interpersonal or professional situations, affecting our identities. However, with Vertical Restore, you can regain confidence and feel like yourself again. To learn more about how Dr. Karam and the Vertical Restore procedure can help you achieve life-changing facial rejuvenation, simply contact us to schedule a consultation with a member of our team today.

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