A facelift can help eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and folds from the face, trim away loose skin that sags, remove deposits of excess fat, and tighten the underlying facial muscles. It can reverse the signs of aging and help you look much younger than your actual age.

A facelift can make your face look naturally rejuvenated. If you are interested in getting the benefits of a facelift using a less invasive technique than the traditional option, then the S-lift may be a good choice for you.

Benefits of the S-Lift

Like the traditional facelift, the S-lift will give you a more youthful and firmer face and neckline. The S-lift can help improve the appearance of the following areas:

  • The lower face and the neck
  • The chin contours and the contours of the neck
  • The cheeks and the jowls
  • Deep folds and creases, age lines, and wrinkles

How Does the S-Lift Differ from a Normal Facelift?

As opposed to revitalizing the entire face, the S-lift focuses on removing excess skin and the appearance of jowls from the lower portion of the face. It mostly concentrates on the chin, jawline, and neck region to give you a more refined jawline and a firmer and smaller chin and neck. It can remove sagging facial skin, which can help get rid of lines, folds, and wrinkles.

It is a minimally invasive technique, as the incision made is very small compared to that of the normal facelift. The skin is lifted up only until the ear and not above that, unlike in a traditional facelift, where the skin over the forehead, brow, and cheeks is lifted up, too.

Recovery is also a lot faster with the S-lift technique, since the incision made is much smaller and since the procedure is less invasive.

The Procedure

After anesthesia is administered, the incision is created. The procedure is called the S-lift because of the shape of the incision used. It starts off from behind the patient’s ear and goes all the way down to the neck, looking like a reverse S.

Once the incision is made, the skin flap is elevated carefully. The SMAS layer of the skin is identified and then elevated upwards. It is held in its new position with the help of stitches. Any excess skin over and above the SMAS is removed, and the main incision is closed with the help of stitches.

Since the incision made is so small and is hardly even visible, patients can get back to their normal routine within a few days. Due to the shorter recovery period, the S-lift is also referred to as the weekend facelift.

Get In Contact with Our Office to Learn More

Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. John D. Rachel has a great deal of experience when it comes to facelift procedures. If you would like to find out more about your facelift options and which would be best for your aesthetic goals, contact our office and schedule your informative consultation.