The S-Lift or sometimes called a mini-facelift gives an overall lift to your neck and the lower third of your face. It is a quicker procedure with a faster recovery and less complications in comparison to a traditional face-lift. Middle-aged and younger patients who wants to make a dramatic change in the way they look by tightening sagging muscles and skin of the cheeks, chin and neck are well-suited for this procedure.
An S-Lift may be combined with facial and neck liposuction and is done under local anesthesia. Subsequent laser resurfacing procedure may additionally improve the result and produce greater skin contraction and smooth away wrinkles.
Am I an ideal candidate?
If you are in good health;between the age of 30 to 60 years old;and, your excess or lax-facial or neck skin is bothering you, an S-Lift may be your answer. Our surgeons can help you decide the best treatment to obtain your desired results.
How is the procedure performed?
The procedure is done at our office surgical suite and a pre-medication is generally recommended to relax the patient. A special anesthetic solution is injected in the area in front of the ears that will gently lift the skin from the underlying tissue.
Working on one side of your face at a time, your surgeon will make an arrow S shaped excision in the area in front of your ear. The skin is lifted and the underlying muscles and tissues will be tightened and repositioned. Excess fat will also be removed and fine sutures will be used to close the excision.
Are the results permanent?
The number of years an S-Lift can reverse and hold for how long will depend on your individual lifestyle choices, skin type, bone structure,time spent under the sun and heredity. The normal aging process will resume immediately after the surgery. Younger patients will generally have longer-lasting results.