SLUPlift™ vs. Traditional Facelift: Which One is Right for You?

Statistics assembled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal that facelift surgery has been one of the top aesthetic surgeries in the United States for years. This data is significant since the rise in popularity of nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedures like lasers, dermal fillers and neuromodulators (BOTOX®).

With age, there is a reduction of hyaluronic acid and collagen levels, which may lead to the breakdown of skin elasticity, firmness, texture, and volume. Common aesthetic drawbacks of the aging process will vary from patient to patient because of environmental and genetic factors.

Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation

The nonsurgical treatments mentioned may address these concerns to an extent, but when it comes to attaining long-term enhancements in facial tissues, a facelift (rhytidectomy) surgery is still the best option.

Some surgeons even admit minimally invasive procedures can serve as a gateway to rhytidectomy because they reduce the intimidation many may feel toward cosmetic treatment.

Facelift Surgery

At some point, patients find nonsurgical treatments are not enough to attain the long-term results they want. Many become weary of the expense and inconvenience which comes with repeat sessions to maintain their results.

Outdated facelift methodology meant pulling the skin taut to a different location and excising the remaining tissue. This one-dimensional technique resulted in the well-known, unnatural, and mask-like presence patients came to associate with the surgery.

A more natural approach evolved, creating techniques that dealt with the underlying fat and tissue. By creating small flaps around the ear, surgeons can access the deeper, stronger layers of tissue between the fat and the muscle known as the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic Sheath (SMAS).

With precision, the surgeon manipulates the skin flap and repositions the SMAS for a multi-dimensional outcome, which lifts and tightens the face. This technique also provides better contour and volume to the cheeks, a more defined jawline, and improved firmness to the neck. This procedure is also known as a deep-plane or high-SMAS facelift. At The Aesthetic Institute of New York & New Jersey, we refer to it as the traditional facelift.

Patented SLUPlift™  Surgery

Not one to rest on the benefits of tradition and conventional techniques, double board-certified Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj used his creativity and skill to formulate the advanced SLUPlift™ Surgery for facial rejuvenation. His patented SLUPlift™ achieves many of the same goals as a traditional facelift but is a less invasive and more effective technique. Instead of the using the long incision around the ear, the SLUPlift™ requires only a small incision around the earlobe. Dr. Slupchynskyj will then insert instruments to locate the platysma muscle (found in the lower jaw) and the SMAS.

With sutures, he can pull these underlying tissues tight. Dr. Slupchynskyj will then remove excess skin and close with micro-sutures. The procedure lasts from one to two hours. The outcome is a youthful facial appearance and firm, smooth skin on the neck and mid-face area. With the much smaller incision and no need for general anesthesia, the recovery is shorter, and there is less risk of visible scarring.

Additional Advantages of the SLUPlift™

The SLUPlift procedure allows Dr. Slupchynskyj the flexibility to adjust the facial skin tension to meet the patient’s aesthetic goal, while working on the neck and lower-face area, including any unsightly jowls. Other advantages include:

  • Immediate Results
  • Little Discomfort
  • No Pixie Ear Deformity
  • No Hair Loss
  • Undetectable Scar
  • Less Bruising and Swelling
  • Shorter Recovery Time (approximately 5–10 days).
  • Performed under Local Anesthetic
  • Natural Results

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