Bothered by sagging facial skin?
Your face provides the world with a lasting impression of who you are and how you feel. But it doesn’t have to tell your age. For many of our patients, the “wind-tunnel” look caused by overly taut skin following a facelift is no longer acceptable. They desire a more “natural looking” rejuvenation that does not “scream facelift.” Many patients today are looking for facelifts that allow for faster recovery, involve smaller incisions and no hair loss, and yield non-surgical looking results.
Enter the S-Lift
The S-Lift is a hidden-scar facelift procedure designed to rejuvenate the neck jowls and face. Compared to old-fashioned facelifts, it is a less invasive operation, with fewer complication and faster recovery. The S-Lift is particularly well suited for younger and middle-aged patients and can make a dramatic change by tightening the sagging muscles and skin of the cheeks, chin, and neck.
Dr. Hopping performed the first S-Lift in North America in 1985. He has written numerous journal articles about this procedure and frequently lectures on this revolutionary technique.
The best candidates for an S-Lift are men and women who:
• have firm, elastic skin and are in good health.
• are typically between 30 and 60 years of age.
• have mild to moderate lower facial and/or neck laxity.
• have realistic expectations.
• want to stay ahead of the aging process and look as young as they feel.
What are the benefits of an S-Lift procedure?
• a natural look
• quicker recovery time
• minimal complication risk
• minimal scars
• no hair loss
An S-Lift procedure is performed in our fully accredited AAAHC facility. Pre-medication is generally recommended to relax the patient. An S-Lift is performed using a special anesthetic solution, which is injected in the area forward of the ears. This fluid gently lifts the skin from the underlying tissue.
Operating on one side of your face at a time, Dr. Hopping excises a narrow "S" shaped section of skin from the area forward of your ear. The skin is lifted and tightened. Dr. Hopping repositions the underlying muscles and tissues. Excess fat is removed. The opening is closed using fine sutures. The procedure normally takes less than 2 hours.
After your procedure, you will go home and rest for at least 24 hours. There may be some minor bruising and swelling for 1 - 2 days. You will wear a small bandage over the incision site for the next 2 - 3 days. Mild pain relievers may be needed. After that, you may take a shower and wash your hair. Men may shave their face. Sutures will be removed after 6 - 7 days. Direct sun should be avoided for several weeks. Most of our S-Lift patients resume normal activities after 4 - 5 days, some choose to return to work immediately.
Following surgery, the normal aging process resumes. Your lifestyle choices, bone structure, skin type, sun exposure and heredity all play a part in determining how many years can be removed by an S-Lift and for how long. In general, younger patients enjoy longer-lasting results. The real advantage is that patients achieve natural results and look rejuvenated, not operated.