Question : Do all facelifts pull the face skin in a more vertical manner? Is it possible to have more of a horizontal pull from the eyes back to the ears?
Answer : The vector of pull or the direction of pull in the facelift does vary somewhat based on the type of facelift. However, the goal of all these maneuvers is to position the tissues in a more youthful appearance. I think it’s best to individualize how the face is pulled at the time of surgery based on patient factors and also to discuss this with the patient on how their appearance will be improved after the surgery.