For patients desiring a minimal incision facelift surgery, the S-lift surgery may be the solution. The S-lift, also called the short scar facelift, can be performed at our office under local anesthesia. By design, S-lift surgery produces 50% less scarring than a traditional facelift procedure. Performing the S-lift under local anesthesia, and requiring 50% less incision makes the S-lift surgery amenable and safe to perform at our local office setting. By undergoing this facelift procedure in our own office, patients can avoid general anesthesia and added expenses from the hospital and an anesthesia provider. Patients can expect improvement from the cheek-bone area down to the neck. The S-lift is of benefit to men and women seeking a less invasive way to achieve a more youthful natural appearance.
S-lift surgery patients often comment on their natural and more youthful appearance, experiencing minimal downtime and a rapid return to normal activities. Patients are also typically pleased with the minimal scarring.
This minimal incision facelift surgery is designed to improve and restore a youthful look to the lower face and neckline in a refined jaw line, a smooth neck and a clean neck line.
Unlike a typical facelift procedure, an S-lift does not restore the area of the cheeks. S-lift surgery primarily focuses on the lower face and neck, and can be performed at the same time as other rejuvenating procedures, such as chemical peels and brow lifts. S-lifts can be performed on a patient of any age, as long as they are healthy.
Source: Dr. Lyle D. Weeks, MD, FACS