Information about the Short Scar Facelift in New York City including Before and After Photos, Recovery, and Cost.
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A short scar facelift is a surgical procedure that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jacono performs on patients who are looking to rejuvenate primarily the lower face, and jowls. This procedure can also be used to create smoothing of loose skin around the neck. It is also often referred to as an S-lift or ponytail facelift. Many women like to wear their hair back in a ponytail and want the ability to put their hair back without anyone seeing scars during an athletic activity like running or playing tennis.
Dr. Jacono performs the short-scar facelift surgery procedure by repositioning all portions of the lower and central face that are showing signs of aging. The main difference between this type of facial rejuvenation and full facelift surgery is the length of the incision.
The Short Scar Facelift has half the incision normally seen in front of the ear and does not distort the sideburns and hairline like more traditional facelifts. It also does not require most of the incisions behind the ears so those are eliminated. The short scar facelift before and after is natural but is best suited for women in their forties and fifties. In the sixties and seventies, there are greater amounts of skin that require removal, and a longer incision is required.
Since there are fewer and smaller incisions, recovery time from a short-scar facelift tends to be shorter as well.
How is a Short Scar Facelift Performed?
Dr. Jacono will begin the procedure by placing small incisions just above the ears located in the patient’s hairline and extending down the natural crease directly in front of the ear. Dr. Jacono uses his expertise and years of experience to place the incisions in areas that allow for less visible scarring if any at all.
As he performs the procedure, Dr. Jacono will separate the skin from the underlying fat and muscles. The fat will be trimmed and suctioned from the chin and neck areas which will form a natural and wrinkle-free jawline. Dr. Jacono will also tighten the underlying muscle tissues called the SMAS and remove the excess skin. This allows for the skin of the face to be smoother and patients will look 5 to 10 years younger.
What Should I Expect from a Short-Scar Facelift?
A short-scar facelift is a great option for patients who are in their 40s and 50s and are beginning to show signs of aging. The procedure addresses the lower portion of the face which includes the nasolabial folds, the jowls, and the jawline.
- Nasolabial folds are those deep visible creases located between the upper lip and cheeks. These will be smoothed out and less visible post-recovery.
- Jowls are formed by loose skin that forms between the cheek and chin area.
- The Jawline is restored by returning definition and contour.
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Short scar facelifts are usually performed under local or twilight (sedative) anesthesia but without general anesthesia which can have more risk. It may be performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation processes such as eyelid lift, microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and fat grafting. The surgery typically lasts between 1 to 3 hours and the recovery time will vary but most patients can return to work and normal daily activities within 2 weeks.
Some common side effects from a short scar facelift include swelling, redness, and bruising. Some patients may experience some numbness in their cheeks but this will naturally go away during the recovery period.
Benefits of a Short-Scar Facelift Include:
- Fewer Scars
- No scars behind the ears
- Midface rejuvenation
- Less risk of injury to the nerves of the face.
- Less risk of pixie ears (earlobe distortion)
- Does not alter your hairline
What is the S Lift Cost?
Many prospective S lift surgery patients understandably want to know the short scar facelift price. Sadly, there’s no easy answer. Every surgery is going to be different, as every face is unique and will require a specific and customized level of care and time. However, there are some averages to look at for Short Scar Facelifts in NYC. The average Short Scar facelift in New York will cost somewhere in the range of $8,000 to $10,000.
Keep in mind that when you are paying the short incision facelift cost, you are making an investment in yourself. The money that you are spending is quite literally going to change the way that you look, which will in turn change your level of confidence, your social status, and the looks that you get on the street.
And when you put yourself into the hands of an expert like Dr. Jacono, you know that you are paying for the best facelift surgeon in New York. The results will match.
What is the Short Scar Facelift Recovery Time?
After your Short Scar facelift, you will inevitably have some amount of swelling and bruising on your face, but this will be less than with a full facelift as the procedure is minimally invasive and the short scar facelift scars are very small.
As you recover, Dr. Jacono will advise you to keep your head elevated. It will take between one week and three weeks to be fully back to health as the new you. Remember to follow all of the doctor’s and nurses’ instructions for recovery and follow-up visits.
Am I A Good Candidate for a Short Scar Facelift?
Good candidates for this procedure are men and women in their 40s and 50s and in good physical health. They are just starting to show the initial signs of aging and are looking to restore a more youthful appearance to their lower face. Patients should have realistic expectations for their results. During a consultation with Dr. Jacono, he will determine if this procedure is the right choice to address each patient’s needs.
To learn more about the short scar facelift procedure or to book your consultation with Dr. Jacono, contact our office today by calling 212-570-2500 in NYC or 516-773-4646 on Long Island or complete an online consultation form.
Short Scar Facelift Before and After Photos
S Lift Before and After – Patient 1:
This woman was unhappy with her hanging neck and jowls. She underwent a short scar face and neck lift with Dr. Jacono and her after photo shows a wrinkle free and more defined jawline.
Short Scar Facelift Before and After – Patient 2:
This female patient wanted to correct her sagging jowls, sagging neck, and nasolabial folds. Dr. Jacono performed a short scar facelift and her after photos show a more rejuvenated lower face with smoother wrinkle free face and neck.
Short Scar Facelift Before and After – Patient 3:
This beautiful 53-year-old patient hated her dropping jawline, jowls, fallen cheeks, platysma bands, as well as her tired appearing eyes. Dr. Andrew Jacono performed a short scar facelift, necklift, and platysmaplasty for her face and neck. He also performed a temporal lift to open her upper eyelids.
To rejuvenate her lower eyelids, he used fat grafting to hollows under her eyes and also to the temples. She looks fantastic and easily 15 years younger.
Short Scar Facelift Before and After – Patient 4:
This 40 something year old woman wanted to remove the wrinkles from her face and her sagging neck and jawline. After Dr. Jacono performed a short scar facelift on this patient, you can see a smoother wrinkle free neck and lower face.
Short Scar Facelift Before and After – Patient 5:
This female patient wanted to look more refreshed without undergoing a full facelift procedure. Dr. Jacono performed a mini-facelift known as a Minimal Access Deep Plane Facelift or M.A.D.E. Lift.
With no visible scarring, she can now pull her hair back into a ponytail and the incisions are invisible. She loves her new crisp jawline and lifted neck. She looks and feels ten years younger.
Short Scar Facelift Before and After – Patient 6:
This beautiful 53-year-old patient was concerned with her dropping jawline, jowls, fallen cheeks and her tired looking eyes. Dr. Jacono performed a short scar facelift with a necklift, a lower blepharoplasty, and a temporal lift.
During the lower eyelift, Dr. Jacono transposed her lower eyelid bags into the tear-throughs (dark circles) and the temporal lift elevated the outer third of her eyebrow to open up her eyes. She looks naturally rejuvenated.
Short Scar Facelift Before and After – Patient 7:
This woman in her late forties wanted to lift her drooping cheeks and nasolabial folds and recreate a tighter jawline and get rid of her jowls.
She had a mini facelift with a deep plane facelift lift of her fallen facial musculature. A short scar facelift incision was used so the incisions are hidden on the inside and behind the ear so the hair can be worn up with a ponytail. She has her upper eyelid lift and lower eyelid lift with a fat transposition to fill her under-eye circles performed at the same.
Short Scar Facelift Before and After – Patient 8:
This female patient was unhappy with her puffy jowls and wrinkled sagging neck. She had a short scar facelift procedure by Dr Jacono and her after photos show a rejuvenated jawline with a wrinkle free neck.