Q. How is S-Lift performed?
Dr. Kagan: An S-Lift is performed using tumescent local anesthesia and may be combined with facial and neck liposuction. Results from your S-Lift can be further enhanced with subsequent Plasma Portrait skin rejuvenation to smooth wrinkles and provide greater skin contraction.
An S-Lift procedure may be performed in our office or in an outpatient surgical facility. Pre-medication is generally recommended for relaxation. An S-Lift is performed using a special anesthetic solution, which is injected in the area. This fluid gently lifts the skin from the underlying tissue.
Operating on one side of your face at a time, Dr. Kagan excises a narrow”S” shaped section of skin from the area forward of your ear. The skin is lifted and Dr. Kagan tightens and 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.
Q. Who is the best candidate for this procedure?
Dr. Kagan: The best candidates for an S-Lift are men and women that:
- Are in good health
- Are typically between 40 to 60 years old
- Have mild to moderate lower facial and/or neck laxity
- Have realistic expectations
- Want to stay ahead of the aging process
Q. What are the benefits of this procedure?
Dr. Kagan: There are several benefits:
- A natural look
- Quicker recovery time
- Minimal complication risk
- Minimal scars
- No hair loss
Q. Is this procedure for you?
Dr. Kagan: If your excess or lax facial or neck skin is bothering you, an S-Lift may be your answer. Dr. Kagan can help you decide the best treatment to obtain your desired results. Usually S-Lift is ideal for people who have heaviness along the jaw and particularly in their jowls. Evidence of a secondary aging characteristic known as the”marionette line”, crossing from the corner of the mouth to the jowl, also can be improved with this minimally invasive procedure.
Q. Can S-Lift procedure be combined with some other procedures?
Dr. Kagan: S-Lift may be combined with facial and neck liposuction. Results from your S-Lift can be further enhanced with fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse to smooth wrinkles and provide improved contours.
Call our office TODAY at 323-937-2269 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kagan to find out which procedure is best for you!