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Achieve Natural Results With the Vertical Facelift

Facelift surgery, or rhytidectomy, has seen many advancements in technology, surgeon skill level, and availability of surgical techniques.

Many facelift patients are satisfied with their results, but unfortunately, some patients are left with an unnatural, surprised appearance caused by the skin being pulled too tightly.

To combat these challenges, facelift specialist Dr. Calabria has spent his career refining his vertical facelift technique, which produces a more natural, youthful, and flattering result.


Vertical Facelift Technique

Facial rejuvenation surgery is designed to refresh the face by removing excess skin and pulling the remainder taut. During this procedure, excess fat is also removed and underlying tissue is repositioned to create a more youthful contour.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon and cosmetic plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Calabria has perfected his approach to facelifts with the vertical facelift method.

Traditional facelifts pull the skin from the outer sides (horizontally) while the vertical facelift procedure pulls the skin up (vertically) to address facial aging.

What Are the Benefits?

Receiving a vertical facelift in Rancho Mirage can have the following benefits:

  • Improved jawline definition
  • Reduced sagging, loose skin in the lower face
  • Authentic results
  • No “wind swept” appearance
  • Shorter recovery than other procedures
  • Minimal visible scarring

How Much Can Plastic Surgery Change Your Face?

The vertical vector facelift is best for patients who are concerned about scarring and downtime.

The incisions made for a vertical facelift are minimal, with strategically placed sutures to assist in the healing process.

While addressing lax skin and muscles in the lower face, the vertical facelift is designed to significantly improve these concerns while still maintaining the natural facial balance and structure.

You can view Dr. Calabria’s photo gallery to see facelift patients before and after their surgery.

How Does It Work?

After reviewing images of his patients from their youth (usually their mid-20s), he is able to get an idea of how to resculpt the residual tissue, fat, cheeks, and muscles into a more youthful shape.

The vertical facelift is sometimes combined with facial implants or fat grafting to increase the chin or cheek projection. Some patients also choose to use facial fillers to restore fullness in their faces, which is one way to also prolong your youthful results.

How Much Does a Vertical Facelift Cost?

The pricing for a vertical facelift can vary, depending on your preferences, desired outcome, and surgeon’s recommendations.

The location of your procedure, surgical specialist, anesthesia cost, and other factors contribute to the overall cost of your procedure.

To learn more about pricing and obtain a cost estimate, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Calabria to determine a procedure plan that best fits your needs.

Vertical Facelift_ Before and After


If you are interested in a vertical facelift in the Rancho Mirage area of Palm Springs, please call our office at (760) 836-0077 or contact us online.