Why Choose an S-Lift?

Shot scar facelift or the S-lift is an improved operation aimed at preserving the overall effective full facelift results with the smallest possible scars for youngger patients – typically a person in her middle middle to late forties as the first signs of aging show in the mid part of the face.

The most important issue for patients to understand is the intensive aging of their skin and if they qualify for the said surgical procedure. For instance, patients aged more than 60 years should seek the classical full face lifting techniques that require action onto the deep plane of whole face, including the upper area of ​​the face.

The short scar is carried out under general anesthetic although occasionally it can be done under a local anesthetic and sedation. Starting at a top of the ear (hidden by the hair line at this point) the incision travels down the curves in front of the ear rounding the earlobe and up behind the ear. Due to the short scar incisions, the shape conjures an s-shape, so facelift is sometimes called S-lift. Through these incisions, surgeons can access skin and deeper tissues to pull and re-drape the skin and re-model the facial shape to correct droopy nasolabial folds and sagging angular jowl. At the end, the incisions are enclosed with stitches in front of the ear.

Basically, youngger patients enjoy longer-lasting results. After the said procedure, you are asked to rest for 24 hours. Minor bruising and swelling occurs for a couple of days. A small bandage will be worn over the incision site for the next two to three days. Mild pain relievers may be needed. After that, you may take a shower and wash your hair.

Men may shave their face. After 6-7 days, sutures can be removed. Others choose to work almost immediately, while some choose to give it a week before they resume to their normal activities. If your neck skin or lax facial has been bothering you, this surgery can be your option but best to consult your physician first.