The Differences Between an S-Lift Facelift and a Traditional Facelift

If you’ve been troubled by the appearance of harsh wrinkles on your face, it’s time to take action. Everyone experiences the signs of aging; unfortunately, some show signs of it earlier than others. The signs of aging have negative effects on one’s appearance, and so they must take steps to address them.

In this era of cosmetic surgeries, there are numerous corrective measures that you can take to get rid of those crow’s feet and smile lines. One of these corrective options is a facelift.

There are several facelift options out there, including the S-lift facelift and the traditional facelift. The choice is yours, but before you make that choice, you must fully understand your options. Once you know the pros and cons for these two techniques, you will be able to decide which one will be better for achieving your aesthetic goals.

The Facelift Procedure

A facelift surgery is performed with the goal of reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin. The surgeon will tighten and lift the muscles under your skin so that you can get better facial contours and look more aesthetically appealing. If there is any excess fat then that too is removed by the surgeon so that you do not have a sagging and aged look.

What Is an S-Lift Facelift?

An S-lift is a type of facelift procedure that gets its name from the type of incision that is done during the process. The shape of the incision is that of an S. This procedure is also known as the mini facelift and is ideal for a less comprehensive and more specific degree of change.

First, a local anesthetic will be given to the patient to numb the region, and IV sedation will also be given so that the patient can remain unconscious for about four to five hours. During this time, the S-lift surgery will be completed.

The S-shaped incision is made at the hairline at the temple region and is continued both in front and behind the ear. After it has been created, the surgeon will reposition your tissues and remove excess skin and fat, giving you rejuvenated facial contours.

What Is a Traditional Facelift?

A traditional facelift is the best option for comprehensive results. It can solve a variety of issues, from sagging around the cheeks to creases below the eyes. This facelift technique is especially useful for women past the age of 50 due to its comprehensive benefits.

The Main Difference

The main difference between the two types of facelift is their type of incision. In an S-lift facelift, the incision made is in the shape of an S, starting from the temple to the back of the ear. In the case of the traditional facelift, the incision starts from temple, goes around the ears, and extends to your neck below. Thus, it covers a larger area and gives more comprehensive results.

The S-lift is less invasive and thus provides a shorter and more comfortable recovery process. The chance of complications is lowered, and the procedure as a whole takes less time to complete.

Schedule a Consultation

Doctors Roger Friedman, Douglas Forman, Kathy Huang, and Anita Kulkarni are board-certified plastic surgeons with years of experience. Contact our office to schedule a consultation to meet and discuss your facelift options with a skilled medical professional.

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