The S-lift, or J-lift, is a "mini" facelift technique which can improve the appearance of mild to moderate sagging in the lower face and neck. The term "S-lift" is commonly applied to a variety of surgical procedures which can rejuvenate the face using some form of small incision while also allowing for a shorter recovery and fewer risks compared to a traditional full facelift. The procedure can provide a more youthful and refreshed appearance to the face.
Good candidates for the S-lift include healthy men and women who are looking to improve a mild to moderate degree of sagging in the face and neck. For those who are willing to accept a definite but more moderate improvement in exchange for a less invasive, less costly procedure with a shorter recovery, the S-lift can be ideal.
It is important to note that no one procedure fits all. Even short scar lifts can be tailored to each individual using a variety of "extensions" which can maximize the results without performing a full facelift. Dr. Schwartz will be happy to meet with you for a consultation at his West Palm Beach, Florida location to discuss the options available to you.
The S-Lift Procedure
Dr. Schwartz performs the S-lift in his office-based surgical facility with local anesthesia. The procedure takes about one and a half hours to complete. The incision for the S-lift is most commonly limited to the area of the sideburn and inside the front of the ear. However, the incision can be tailored to each individual patient in any number of ways in order to maximize the results. In order to achieve the best results, Dr. Schwartz does not rely on skin tightening alone as this may easily fail due to inherent skin elasticity or create an unnaturally pulled look. Instead, he always utilizes techniques which tighten and sculpt the underlying muscles, connective tissues or SMAS, and fat.
After the S-Lift Surgery
The recovery after the S-lift takes about three to five days. Patients may experience some minor bruising and swelling. Discomfort tends to be minimal and can be treated with medication. The stitches are removed within five to seven days. Most patients can return to work in about three to five days though more strenuous activities should be avoided for two weeks.
Q - What is an S-Lift?
The S-Lift, or J-Lift, is a type of "mini" facelift procedure that improves the appearance of mild to moderate face and neck sagging. The term S-lift refers to a number of techniques which restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance with less extensive incisions, shorter recovery times, and fewer risks as compared to a traditional facelift.
Q - Are there any limitations to what an S-lift can achieve?
The S-lift can treat the lower third of the face and neck but it will not affect the position of the brow and forehead or the appearance of the eyelids. While results can be significant, they are generally more moderate compared to a traditional facelift.
Q - Who is a good candidate for an S-lift?
Healthy men and women who are not interested in undergoing major surgery but would like to improve the appearance of mild to moderate skin laxity in the lower face and neck may be good candidates for an S-lift. This is an ideal procedure for those willing to accept more moderate but still definite improvement in exchange for a quicker recovery and a less costly, less invasive procedure.
Q - What happens at a consultation for an S-lift?
During the consultation with Dr. Schwartz you will discuss what it is that you dislike about your facial appearance and what you hope to achieve through surgery. Your face and skin will be examined, a thorough medical history taken, and your options discussed. All details of the S-lift procedure will be explained and any questions or concerns that you have will be addressed.
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