Before and After of a patient who had a
Vertical Vector Facelift, Notice how the
cheeks are lifted, and the jowls, marionette lines,
and folds are rejuvenated
There are many different facelift techniques available and some are more sophisticated than others. The vertical facelift is the most effective technique to rejuvenate aging changes that are most noticeable around the mouth or perioral region, i.e. drooping cheeks, nasolabial folds or smile lines (between the corner of the nose and corner of the mouth), marionette lines and jowls. The marionette lines are the lines that start at the corner of the lips and head down toward the chin, and the jowl is the accumulation of tissue that drops below the jawline.
The best facelift technique to correct these gravitational changes is a vertical facelift that Doctor Jacono has pioneered and is opposite the downward forces of gravity. Patients travel from all over the United States (USA) and all over the world because of his ground breaking techniques (http://www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com/long-island-plastic-surgery.html)
Non-Surgical Eye Lift Before and After 1. This patient had her upper eyelids lifted using Botox and her dark under eye circles filled with Restylane creating a more rested and youthful appearance.
Attaining the best possible results with a vertical facelift is all about the angle, according to a study performed by New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jacono. The vertical “Angle of Maximal Rejuvenation” enables surgeons to successfully achieve the greatest reduction of laxity and jowling without flattening the fullness in the cheeks that attributes to a youthful appearance. Traditional face lifting tightens the face horizontally or towards the ears and making the face appear stretched and the cheeks flattened. This can also cause the corner of the mouth and eyes to look pulled. The ground-breaking study helps to attain perfect facelift quality every time.
A facelift is not simply about tightening facial tissue; the proper vertical vector, or direction of the lift, is imperative. Dr. Jacono found the ideal vertical facelift “Angle for Maximal Rejuvenation” to be 60 degrees for patients with a mean age of 60 years old. By lifting the facial more vertically, the cheeks are lifted creating the heart shaped face of youth and higher cheek bones without the need for cheek implants or additional fat transfers. It also elevates the corners of the mouth that sag with age, and gets rid of the jowls and turkey neck. As the age of the patient increases, the angle decreases. Conversely, patients younger than 60 years old will require a greater more vertical facelift angle. The Golden Proportion, the ratio used first by artists and then by plastic surgeons when attempting to create symmetrical beauty, is still observed with the “Angle of Maximal Rejuvenation.”
Dr. Jacono has published numerous articles and manuscripts on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and is recognized by his peers as a leading expert in the field. His study, “Finding the Angle of Maximal Rejuvenation” was published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal’s September 2012 issue. More information about the concept of Golden Proportion, which has been used for over two thousand years, and the Golden Calipers, which measure the proportion, can be found in Dr. Jacono’s book, The Face of the Future – Look Natural, Not Plastic: A Less-invasive Approach to Enhance Your Beauty and Reverse Facial Aging (http://www.addicusbooks.com/show_title.cfm?isbn=9781936374878).