Vertical Facelift Dr. Jacono discusses the vertical facelift procedure and presents his research on new techniques in vertical vector facelifting during the International Master Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS) in Paris France to one of the largest international facial plastic symposiums in the world.
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. (Long Island Plastic Surgery)
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 attribute 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.
Whats is a Vertical Facelift
Deep Plane Facelift Before and After Dr. Jacono performed his signature M.A.D.E. Minimal Access Extended Deep Plane Facelift on this patient and these are the before and after pictures, she sent to him from her home using her phone. While she looks dramatically younger, you can still see some of the acne scarring on her face in the after photo. Doctor Jacono has pioneered this technique, has published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and Clinics in Plastic Surgery on his developments in this facelift, and has lectured all over the world about this procedure from London, Paris, and Singapore to Harvard, Yale, and Stanford Universities.
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 cheekbones 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 (https://addicusbooks.com/wp/book/list-all/health-self-help/face-of-the-future-the/).
Vertical Facelift Before and After Photos
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 1: This beautiful 63-year-old patient just 3 months after Dr. Andrew Jacono performed her plastic surgery. Patients often ask me how it will look I performed a vertical facelift with a necklift and temporal lift. The vertical lift, lifts the jowls and dropped cheeks, lifting them up and restoring the natural full cheeks of youth. As you can see her hair is pulled back and the incisions are not visible. The necklift reduces the fat under the chin and tightens the neck muscles called the platysma. The temporal lift opens the eyes to look vibrant and alive.
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 2: This wonderful 58-year-old patient was unhappy with her droopy cheeks, visible jowls, and crepe neck and jawline. Dr. Jacono performed a vertical facelift to address her concerns. The vertical lift, lifts the cheeks to their natural position. He also performed a platysmaplasty for her neck and jawline, and a latoral lift to open up her eyes. She loves her overall rejuvenation and feels she looks 15 years younger.
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 3: This amazing 57-year-old patient at just 4 weeks following her plastic surgery with Dr. Andrew Jacono. She hated her drooping neck with visible bands, her jowls, and loss of definition of her jawline. She also noticed that her upper lip had dropped and felt that her eyes looked more tired then they should. To correct this, Dr. Jacono performed a vertical facelift approach which lifts the jowls and deep cheek fat and musculature vertically recreating a heart shaped face. She can already pull her hair behind her ears and you cannot see any incisions or scars! They are placed inside and just behind the ear. For her neck, a necklift and platysmaplasty were performed and left her with a crisp jawline and smooth neck. To open her eyes an upper and lower blepharoplasty were perfomred to remove excess eyelid skin. She also had upper eyelid ptosis where the eyes don’t open enough so a ptosis correction procedure was perform.
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 4: This patient was unhappy with the loose, excess skin and wrinkles on her face and neck. She wanted to smooth out her facial wrinkles including under her eyes, neck region, and wanted to reduce the appearance of her jowls and nasolabial folds which she felt were making her look older. Dr. Jacono performed a deep plane facelift to reduce the appearance of her sagging jowls and to lift her cheeks naturally. He also performed a neck lift to address the loose hanging neck skin, and he performed a lower eyelid lift procedure. Her after photos show her looking natural and 20 years younger. She does not look like she had any type of cosmetic procedure and her family and friends have all told her that she looks terrific.
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 5: This middle-aged woman was unhappy with her sagging cheeks and her jowls. Dr. Jacono performed a facelift procedure on her and her after photos show her looking 10 years younger and absolutely amazing. Her cheeks are now lifted and full looking very natural and her jawline is smooth and feminine looking.
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 6: This female patient wanted to reverse the hands of time to look 10 to 15 years younger. Dr. Jacono performed a combination of procedures including a deep plane facelift, a browlift, an eye lift procedure, rhinoplasty, and laser skin resurfacing. You can see in her after photos that she looks much younger and happier. Her results look natural and not plastic or pulled too tight. Her friends and family can’t stop telling her how great she looks.
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 7: This mid-aged woman was unhappy with the position of her cheeks, the puffiness of her jowls, and the excess hanging skin located under her chin. She elected to have a short incision mini facelift with Dr. Andre Jacono to address her concerns. The after photos reveal that her cheeks look fuller and have been slightly lifted, her jowls have been reduced down showing off a sleek and smoother jawline, and the excess loose skin under her chin has been removed leaving her with a beautiful wrinkle-free neckline.
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 8: Dr. Jacono performed a facelift procedure combined with a closed rhinoplasty procedure to address this patients concerns. Her after photos reveal a smooth cheek and jawline with a wrinkle-free neckline. Her cheeks have been lifted and look very natural. The rhinoplasty procedure helps to straighten her nose and to refine her nasal tip. This patient was so happy with her results that she loves to go out without any makeup on and is thrilled with how she looks.
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 9: This woman in her sixties had concerns for her platysma bands, turkey neck, jowls, and drooping of her cheeks that magnified her smile lines. She underwent a deep plane facelift to lift the lower face and neck as well as reposition the cheeks vertically to create a natural heart shape face. The drooping neck is corrected as well. The incisions are abbreviated and hidden behind the ears.
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 10: Total Facial Rejuvenation Including Facelift, Endoscopic Forehead Lift, Endoscopic Midface Lift, Lower Eyelid Lift and Chin Augmentation. The upper, middle, and lower third of the face are balanced and rejuvenated with the three separate lifts, lifting the brows, cheeks, smile lines, jowls and hanging neck. The lower eyelid lift balances this rejuvenation.
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 11: This mid 60 year old woman was unhappy with her sagging skin and wrinkles. She wanted to look younger and more refreshed so Dr. Jacono performed a facelift, upper eyelid lift, necklift, and a laser co2 resurfacing. Her after photos show a remarkable transformation as she now looks 10 to 15 years younger.
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 12: This middle-aged woman had a deep plane facelift procedure performed by Dr. Jacono to lift her cheeks, jowls, and neckline. Minimal incision techniques were used to create a natural facial rejuvenation with no visible scarring.
Vertical Facelift Before and After Patient 13. This female patient was looking to reduce the appearance of her sagging cheeks and jowls. She was also unhappy with the loose skin under her chin and neck region. Dr. Jacono performed a deep plane facelift in combination with a platysmaplasty to address these patient’s concerns. Her after photos show the deep plane facelift created a smooth, contoured chin and jawline as well as lifted her cheeks to a more natural position. The platysmaplasty left her neck smooth and removed the excess hanging skin. She looks 10 years younger and looks very natural.