S-Lift & Neck Lift

(Mini Facelift)

The S-Lift is a mini-facelift that provides an overall lift to your neck and the lower third of your face. Compared to a traditional facelift, it is a quicker operation with fewer complications and a much faster recovery.

The Segmental face Lift is particularly well suited for middle-aged and younger patients and can make a dramatic change in the way you look by tightening sagging muscles and skin of the cheeks, chin and neck.

An S-Lift is performed using tumescent local anesthetic and may be combined with facial and neck liposuction. Results from your S-Lift can be further enhanced with subsequent laser resurfacing to smooth wrinkles and provide greater skin contraction.

The Procedure

A Segmental Face and neck Lift procedure may be performed in our Canberra office or in an outpatient surgical facility (Sydney or Brisbane). Pre-medication is generally recommended to relax the patient.

A Segmental face Lift is performed using a special anaesthetic solution, which is injected in the area forward of the ears. This fluid gently lifts the skin from the underlying tissue. Operating on one side of your face at a time, your segmental face lift surgeon excises a narrow “S” shaped section of skin from the area forward of your ear. The skin is lifted and the surgeon tightens and re-positions the underlying muscles and tissues. Excess fat is removed. The opening is closed using fine sutures. The procedure normally takes about 2 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Who are the best candidates for an S-Lift?

The best candidates for an S-Lift procedure are those patients that:

  • are in good health
  • are typically between 30 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

2. What are the main benefits of a Segmental Facelift procedure?

  • a natural look
  • quicker recovery time
  • minimal complication risk
  • minimal scars
  • no hair loss

3. Are the results permanent?

Following surgery, the normal aging process resumes. Your lifestyle choices, bone structure, skin type, sun exposure and heredity all play a part in determining how many years can be removed by an S-Lift and for how long. In general, younger patients enjoy longer-lasting results.

4. How will I look after surgery?

The changes following your S-Lift can be dramatic. The use of smaller instruments and fluid to separate the skin from underlying tissue results in an almost bloodless procedure. After your procedure, you will go home and rest for at least 24 hours. There may be some minor bruising and swelling for a day or two. You will wear a small bandage over the incision site for the next two to three days. Mild pain relievers may be needed. After that, you may take a shower and wash your hair. Men may shave their face. Sutures will be removed after 6-7 days. Direct sun should be avoided for several weeks. Most S-Lift patients resume normal activities after 4 to 5 days; some choose to return to work after a week or two. Most S-Lift patients love the fact that after their S-Lift they don’t look like they had surgery. They just look great and years younger.

5. Is a Segmental Face lift procedure for you?

If excess or lax facial or neck skin is bothering you, an S-Lift may be your answer. However it is still important to consult with your doctor regarding this and all other procedures to ensure a desirable outcome is achieved.

6. How much does it cost?

The surgeon’s fee for the procedure $9,900. This procedure is performed at an accredited hospital under General Anaesthetic or Twilight sedation under the care of a specialist anaesthetist. Hospital theatre/bed fees and anaesthetist fees are additional fees that need to be paid. The cost of hospital theatre and bed fees is based on duration of procedure which will be determined at the consultation.

Please keep in mind not all patients are alike and some will require a slightly different operation than others. Rest assured, you will receive a specific price quotation during your consultation visit. Our staff are always happy to discuss these matters with you in more detail.

7. Is there patient financing?

Patient financing is completely independent from the clinic. For patients wanting affordable payment plans please apply directly with Total Lifestyle Credit. This facility is subject to approval. Our advice to all patients is to be financially responsible when undertaking finance for elective surgical procedures.

Read more about Facelift, Thread Lift and Brow Lift Surgery.


The Esteem Cosmetic Studio website provides general information about cosmetic surgery. General information is not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment, and should not be accepted in place or in preference to a consultation with a surgeon.
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