Dr. Manuel Peña, medical director of Peña Plastic Surgery in Naples, FL has helped hundreds of men and women enjoy a more youthful appearance with the popular procedure known as a facelift, or rhytidectomy. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be of a “certain age” before considering a facelift. If subtle signs of aging are causing you concern about your appearance, there are a variety of surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenating procedures that can put a smile on your face again!
At his Naples, Florida, cosmetic surgery office, Dr. Peña and his plastic surgery staff have helped thousands of patients of all ages retain facial features they love while reducing unwanted signs of aging; such as:
- Loss of facial volume
- Loss of fat deposits causing creases and folds (deep nasolabial lines)
- Fine lines
- Sagging skin
- Cheek hollowness
If you are not ready for a full facelift, Dr. Peña offers a Mini-Facelift (S-Lift) which sometimes is referred to as a “weekend” facelift. The S-Lift procedure with a short recovery period that reduces minor sagging of the cheeks, neck and jaw line.* When compared to standard facelift surgery, the mini-facelift procedure offers reduced risk and stress and greater affordability. The mini facelift can be a good solution for individuals who notice the first subtle signs of aging skin in their thirties and forties.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Manuel Peña to discuss what facial rejuvenation procedure will accomplish your cosmetic goals.
What is a Mini-Facelift or S-Lift and What is the Difference When Compared to a Full Facelift?
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Peña performs a wide range of facelifts including a traditional (full) facelift, an a mini-facelift for select patients. type of facelift best of you is dependent on your genetics, your age, and your specific visible signs of aging.
Mini-Facelift or S-Lift
This procedure also called MACS lift primarily targets the jowls and secondarily improves the appearance of the neck. Often it can be a “rescue operation” performed 7 to 10 years after a more extensive face and neck lift! The S-Lift is indicated for younger individuals (40-50 years old) who are not ready for a full facelift. When combined with fat grafts, patients achieve more long lasting and optimal facial rejuvenating results. Compared to the full facelift, the S-Lift has very fast healing and reduced downtime and recovery (about one week
A full facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure that addresses wrinkles along with sagging or loose skin and excess deposits of fat in the face and neck. Some of the facelift techniques utilized by Dr. Peña also address a double chin or sunken cheeks. The facelift surgery requires subtle incisions behind the hairline and in natural folds surrounding the face. Excess fat and skin are removed, and facial muscles are tightened in a procedure that typically takes several hours to complete.* During recovery, you will stay in close contact with Dr. Peña and his caring team of professionals, visiting the office for follow-up appointments and suture removal when Dr. Peña determines you are ready.
If a patient desires plumping of their cheeks, a variety of procedures may be recommended, including facial fat transfer, a filler designed to augment cheek volume, or cheek implants. Many of these procedures can be performed while you undergoing an S-Lift.
If you are considering a facelift, please contact cosmetic surgeon Dr. Peña if you are in Naples or Fort Myers, Florida, office to schedule an initial consultation. Let us help you find the best procedure for your cosmetic surgery goals. Contact us today for more information on mid facelifts and mini facelifts.
*Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Peña to see if you are a candidate.