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Benefits of a Mini Face-Lift or S-Lift

Portrait of Mature Woman Relaxing Outdoors In Garden | Georgia Dermatology CenterFace-lifts have been a long-trusted tool for turning back the hands of time on facial aging. Sometimes, however, optimal results require more subtle changes to facial appearance than those created by a traditional facelift. Focusing on the most noticeable areas of facial aging, a “mini” face-lift or S-lift provides a simple and natural-looking alternative for erasing years from the appearance.

What makes a mini face-lift different?

A traditional facelift is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia and results in a reshaping of the whole face. A mini face-lift, in contrast, targets mid face area where the most visible signs of aging show such as the neck, jowls, cheeks and chin. Dr. Alexander Gross has performed hundreds of S-Lifts and does them as an outpatient procedure under local anesthetics. The procedure is done at Georgia Dermatology Center in Cumming, GA.

The alternative name for the mini face-lift, the S-lift, is derived from the shape of the surgical incision used to perform the procedure. The placement and size of the incision around the natural contours of the ear and neck leaves nearly imperceptible scars that heal rapidly. The S-lift can be used alone or in conjunction with other techniques such as neck liposuction or facial fillers in order to attain the desired results.

What should I expect after the procedure?

The mini or S face-lift procedure requires only a few hours to complete and the results are appreciable almost immediately. With only minor post operative swelling that subsides in a few days, most patients rapidly return to normal activities, including the use of cosmetics. The results generally last for 7 to 10 years, until aging can again become perceivable and a touch-up procedure may be desired.

How do I know if a mini or S face-lift is right for me?

Both men and women at a variety of ages can appreciate the natural age-reducing effects of a mini face-lift. The procedure makes use of the skin’s natural elasticity to reduce the signs of aging primarily in the lower portions of the face. As such, anyone with signs of aging focused in these areas likely to be a good candidate for the treatment. Working with an experienced cosmetic surgeon ensures selection of the most appropriate procedure or combination of procedures tailored to achieve the desired result.

Dr. Alexander Gross and his team at Georgia Dermatology Center, located in Cumming, GA are proud to provide cosmetic services to patients throughout Milton, Alpharetta, Gainesville, Suwanee, Sandy Springs, Roswell and the entire Atlanta metro area. Contact Dr. Alexander Gross today to learn more about the face-lift and other personalized anti-aging options available at Georgia Dermatology Center.

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