The first step of any successful facial cosmetic surgery procedure is a detailed and frank consultation with your surgeon. Dr. Baraki, at the Lansdowne Aesthetic Center, will answer all of a potential patient’s questions and explain the procedures from his comfortable office around Northern Virginia in Leesburg, VA. Lansdowne Aesthetic Center, in Leesburg/Ashburn, VA, accepts patients from all neighboring areas, including Washington DC.
With the natural aging process and gravity, the skin of the face pulls downward, giving a loosened appearance, specially on the lower two-thirds of the face and neck. The S-lift can improve this appearance and reduce skin folds.
The S-lift combines face and neck lifts to address:
• Jawline that has become slack, lax, and jowly
• Excess folds and fat deposits around the chin and neck
The S-lift procedure, “minimal incision facelift” or “minimally invasive facelift", involves only one short incision that extends in a line above the ear. This incision is hidden inside the crease of the ear and continues behind the ear. The hairline is left untouched. A small incision may also be made under the chin.
The skin is separated from the fat and muscle. Liposuction removes fatty tissue and sculpts the neck and jawline. The Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) technique is used to tighten the underlying neck muscles. The excess skin is expertly removed and pulled back to alter facial lines and enhance symmetry. The SMAS technique achieves a more refined slender contour without altering the natural expression of the face.
This highly advanced technique yields a much more youthful, natural looking, contoured appearance to the face and neck and an overall rested and refreshed facial appearance. For men, the procedure can restore a stronger, defined face and neck contour. For women, it can restore a slender, feminine, and elegant appearance to the neck.
The procedure takes between 3-4 hours, depending on how much needs to be corrected
Pain is usually minimal and controlled with oral medications. You will experience bruising and swelling for one to two weeks. Dressings stay on for the first 24 hours and stitches are removed 5-7 days post surgery.