S-Lift 2017-08-06T00:52:38+00:00


A S-Lift is ideal for people who have heaviness along the jaw and particularly in their jowls. Evidence of a secondary aging characteristic known as the “marionette line,” crossing from the corner of the mouth to the jowl, also can be improved with this minimally-invasive procedure.

“I hated my profile. My jaw line had begun to sag, and it made me feel old. After having the minilift, I felt confident again!” —J.W. (age 41)

Considering an S-lift mini-lift procedure? Start seeing what’s possible when you view S-lift before and after photos from actual patients.

About the Procedure

This procedure is generally performed on an outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia, either in a free-standing surgical center or in the office.

The incision begins just above the ear lobe and continues around to the back of the ear with a small turn at the top, forming a rough “S” shape. Through this incision Dr. Kress is able to tighten and re-balance the deep tissue layer to create a more natural look. Liposuction may be necessary for optimal facial contouring. The excess skin is tightened and trimmed. Drains are seldom necessary, but may be used overnight at most.

Recovery Time

There is virtually no pain involved with the procedure and the sutures are removed within 5 to 7 days. Any bruising or swelling is gone in 10 to 14 days. Many people can return to work even before all of the sutures are removed.


A re-establishment of facial balance and harmony with relief from the heaviness of the jowls and lower face is possible. Marionette lines will be softened and the jaw line will be more defined.