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temple city, CA
Are there any lower facelifts that use a vertical/nonhorizontal pulling vector?
I'm a bit terrified of having my lips elongated horizonatlly (as one plastic surgeon was kind enough to simulate for me)--please tell me there are other ways of going about this!

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Newport Beach, CA
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  January 20, 2009 1:14 AM

The vertical mid face technique uses a vertical vector for most of the tissue movement. The key in face lift is to address the deep tissues and not the skin

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Beverly Hills, CA
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Facelift pulling directions  January 20, 2009 11:34 AM

The face does not have to have a bizarre pulled appearance after plastic surgery. One approach is to redistribute volume, usually from the jowls to the cheeks. The direction of pull of the SMAS is straight up. Next, the skin is taken a little up and back in a more gentle manner. Excessive pull at this step will result in splaying of the mouth (widening in a horizontal direction) or of the nose, both telltale signs that aggressive work was done.
When narrowing down your search of doctors, the before-after photographs are telling. If all the ears are covered up and the patients look a bit done, it may be time to move on.



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