Turning back the clock with the help of a Vertical Restore facelift

The vertical restore facelift (VR Facelift) is a revolutionary surgical procedure developed to rejuvenate several areas of the face and neck, classing it as a powerful tool against the telltale signs of the onset of aging. Are you conscious of the presence of loose skin in your jawline or laxity in your neck or cheeks? There’s no need to bear the burden of lost confidence when one sumptuous, refined procedure can restore your youthful glow.
Established Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Scott Turner has recognised the transformative potential of this innovative method and dedicated his surgical expertise to perfecting its approach to aid patients in achieving their desired aesthetic goals. The vertical restore facelift outshines conventional facelifts by addressing various signs of aging, rather than limiting its scope to one or two individual features. In effect, this technique is a comprehensive solution that tackles every facial indicator of aging in a singular, cohesive intervention, resulting in a youthful appearance that boasts long-lasting results.

What is a vertical restore facelift?

A vertical restore facelift is an extremely advanced surgical procedure that restores fascial laxity through a thorough treatment of the entire face, including the outer brow, midface, jawline, and neck. It’s a novel surgical method for natural-looking facial rejuvenation.
As gravity constantly pulls your facial tissue downward, it creates visible signs of ageing on various areas of your face, including:
  • The upper segment of the face: the temple and outer brow area that can droop and cause hooding around the eyes
  • The midface segment: where you might have heavy nasolabial folds and deflated or sunken cheeks
  • The lower segment of the face: where you might have skin sagging that leads to droopy or jowling in the jawline
  • The neck: laxity in the neck that can make the neck look heavy and blur out your face contour
The vertical restore facelift employs an upward lift of the facial and neck tissue, placing the deeper fascia layer in a more vertical position to achieve the natural, restorative outcome that you’re searching for.
For those seeking a state-of-the-art surgical technique to revitalise their facial appearance, the vertical restore facelift offers a comprehensive solution that can address different parts of the face impacted by aging in a single procedure.

How is a vertical restore facelift different from a traditional facelift?

The vertical restore facelift represents a subtler, more refined alternative to the traditional facelift. Rather than relying on skin tension to achieve lifting, the vertical restore facelift utilises a vertical approach to move the neck, jawline, and cheeks as one cohesive block. The result? 

What sets the vertical restore facelift apart from traditional facelifts is its focus on the deep fascial layer of the face, containing the muscles and connective tissues that support the skin. By ‘vertically restoring’ this deeper layer to a higher position, the vertical restore facelift targets the root cause of facial sagging, delivering results that go beyond the surface. Unlike other techniques that mask cosmetic concerns, the vertical restore facelift addresses them at their source, lifting the deep layer of the face along with the overlying skin for a long-lasting rejuvenation.

Vertical restore vs deep plane facelift

Both vertical restore facelifts and deep plane facelifts employ a vertical vector to elevate the face, rather than the traditional skin-pulling technique. However, while these two techniques share similarities, they are fundamentally distinct facelift procedures.
The deep plane facelift, for instance, lifts the skin and underlying muscle layers simultaneously as a single entity. This technique repositions both the skin and deep fascia layers together.
In contrast, a vertical restore facelift involves separating the skin from the underlying tissue, allowing the surgeon to manipulate the deeper facial tissues with greater flexibility before repositioning the skin.
Because of its unique approach, the vertical restoration technique can rejuvenate the face more extensively than the deep plane facelift. This is why the deep plane facelift is often more suitable for younger patients and can be combined with other procedures like cheek lifts or fat grafting in individuals with moderate facial ageing. Meanwhile, the vertical restore facelift is a potent way to address significant facial ageing changes, eliminating the need for additional procedures.

What are the benefits of vertical restoration?

The vertical restore facelift is a comprehensive procedure that targets the deeper layers of connective facial tissue known as the fascia. This integral layer functions to support and bind the facial muscles. By gently lifting and repositioning the facial skin and features to their position from earlier in life, a vertical restore facelift effectively shortens and rejuvenates the face.
Therefore, vertical restoration is able to give patients amazing benefits that they wouldn’t be able to get with a traditional facelift, including:
  • Powerful minimisation of heavy jowls, marionette lines, sunken cheeks, and significant skin excess in the face
  • Fixes sagging around the mouth by pulling the corners of the mouth slightly upward
  • Gives your cheeks a heart shape that makes them look perkier and highlights the cheekbones without needing cheek implants
  • Tightens the neck and improves the neck and face contour
  • Avoids the clumping of facial skin near the ears and neck that’s caused by pulling the facial tissue sideways during a regular facelift
  • Addresses the entire face and doesn’t require additional procedures such as fat transfers, a cheek lift, or a neck lift
  • Gives you more natural-looking results – no ‘pulled face’ or ‘tight face’ appearance
  • Gives you more harmonious and balanced facial features – every part of the face is restored
  • Gives you more durable results that could last 10-15 years
With this technique, you are still going to look like you, but rather revitalised to a more vibrant, radiant, and younger version of yourself.

How is a vertical restore facelift performed?

Dr Turner treats all sections of your face as one unit using a single surgical procedure to give a more natural, harmonious, and balanced facial restoration.
Vertical restore facelift is done under anaesthesia. After you’re sedated:
  • Dr Turner will carefully make small incisions at the top of your hairline which extend downward, around your ears, and backwards to again reach your hairline. He makes the incisions in a way that ensures they’re well hidden after your facelift even when your hair is pulled back.
  • He will then gently separate the skin from the underlying facial tissue, without stretching or stressing the skin, in your temple, cheek, jaw, and neck. The skin is laid back on top of the underlying tissue without causing any tension.
  • After that, Dr Turner will separate all the important ligaments that hold the fascia down to the bone from the cheek area, to the jaw area, and down to the neck area as well. This will allow him to vertically lift and reposition your entire face without opposition, and restore the facia that has been elongated downward with time.
  • The facial tissue is repositioned at around a 60-degree angle – the cheeks are elevated, nasolabial folds are lifted, the jawline is smoothed, and the neck is tightened.
  • Your skin will then be laid back over your face and any excess skin will be removed.
  • Finally, Dr Turner will use delicate suturing techniques to close your incision with minimal damage to your skin. This will help restore the natural appearance of your skin and help your wounds heal faster after your vertical restore facelift, along with your premium post-op care, from Dr Turner, our nurses and our dermal therapists.
A highly trained surgeon, such as Dr Turner, will accurately identify the deep fascia layers in the face and customises the angle of the lift based on each patient’s age, anatomy, and degree of facial sagging.

Who can get a vertical restore facelift?

A highly trained surgeon, such as Dr Turner, will accurately identify the deep fascia layers in the face and customises the angle of the lift based on each patient’s age, anatomy, and degree of facial sagging.
  • A significant amount of sagging in their face following weight loss
  • Pronounced signs of facial ageing, coupled with neck sagging
  • Sun-damaged skin, with wrinkles and sagging
  • A noticeable elongation of their face and a squared-off jawline
  • Drooping of their lower eyelids

In Summary

The vertical restore facelift is a revolutionary surgical technique that employs an upward lift of the facial and neck tissue to address the various signs of aging. The vertical restore facelift is a comprehensive solution that tackles every facial indicator of aging in a singular, cohesive intervention, resulting in a youthful appearance that boasts long-lasting results. By targeting the deeper fascial layer of the face, the vertical restore facelift delivers results that go beyond the surface, lifting the deep layer of the face along with the overlying skin for long-lasting rejuvenation. The procedure offers a natural, refined, and innovative approach to facial renewal that promises to restore confidence, beauty, and a more youthful aesthetic that stands the test of time. If you’re interested in potentially receiving this state-of-the-art surgical rejuvenation get in touch with Face Plus Aesthetic’s reception today to organise a consultation with Dr Scott Turner.