The S-Lift or Short Recovery Facelift
In Buffalo, Dr. Shatkin has been performing his unique S-Lift procedure for facial rejuvenation for many years.
His technique of the S-Lift is a 2 layer lift, both on the skin and on the deeper muscle and fascia layer beneath the skin, made through a shortened “S” shaped incision hiding in the creases around the ear. This combination external and internal lift technique allows for a quicker recovery due to the limited dissection or lifting of the skin from the lower layers, and using the deeper layers to anchor the lift, thus giving it stability for a longer lasting result.
LOCAL ANESTHESIA WITH SEDATION
These procedures are performed in his office based surgery center under local anesthesia with minimal sedation. The combination of this unique surgical technique and the limited sedation, (not general anesthesia), provides for a very short recovery.
His patients return to the office the day after surgery for removal of bandages and that day can shower and shampoo their hair. Usually within 3-5 days most of the stitches are removed, many are self-dissolving and by one week the patients can often return to work. This quick recovery allows for less downtime and less dependence on family and friends. The S-lift can often be combined with ancillary procedures such as fillers and eyelifts when indicated.