A vertical facelift, also known as a vertical vector facelift or a vertical lift facelift, or short scar facelift, is a type of facelift that focuses on lifting and tightening the deeper tissues of the face in a vertical direction. Unlike traditional facelifts, which primarily lift the skin horizontally, a vertical facelift is designed to provide a more natural-looking result that addresses the underlying support structure of the face. During a vertical facelift, incisions are typically made along the hairline and around the ears. The surgeon then lifts and repositions the underlying muscles, fat, and connective tissue in a vertical direction, which can help to restore a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance to the mid-face and lower face. One of the key advantages of a vertical facelift is that it can produce long-lasting results that look more natural than those achieved with traditional facelift techniques. However, like any surgical procedure, a vertical facelift does carry some risks and potential complications.
Our plastic surgeon, Dr Kim Meathrel, is certified by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (equivalent to American Board certification). She has over 19 years experience and has completed 1000s of cosmetic procedures. She will review your goals and recommend the best type of facelift for you!