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J Facelift

Dr. Shu developed the J face Lift, a smaller version of a mini facelift that focus on the lower face and chin. Under local anesthesia, the J shape incisions around the earlobes and the front of ears are made, the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) is threaded with longlasting or permanent sutures to tighten the jowl area and upper part of the neck.

The J facelift is a great option for patients who want a more youthful look, but have little time to spare from work and other normal activities. Most patients are able to return to work in a few day of their procedure.

Advantages of J facelift:

  • Office procedure under local anesthesia
  • 1-2 hours surgery with small incisions
  • Long-lasting effect with longlasting or permanent sutures
  • Rapid recovery with minimal swelling and bruising
  • No hair loss or ear deformity, less visible scar
  • More natural appearance, no wind tunnel effect
  • Lower cost than a full facelift or other mini facelift

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Who is an ideal candidate for the J lift?

An ideal candidate for this procedure is someone who wants to achieve a more youthful look on their lower face and neck and prefers minimal downtime.

How is the J face lift performed?

Under local anesthesia, a small J-shaped incision around the earlobe and the front of ear is made. The skin is then gently lifted, and a skin flap is created to expose the muscular fascia layer—the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS). The SMAS is threaded with a longlasting or permanent suture to tighten the jowl area and upper part of the neck. Any extra skin around the earlobe and teh front of ear is trimmed, and the wound is closed with a continuous suture.

How long is the J lift procedure?

One to two hours

What should I expect following the J lift procedure?

Patients typically experience numbness around their earlobes for a couple of hours. Swelling, bruise and wound pain are minimal.

What is the recovery time?

Recovery time is short. Patients can typically return to work either in a few days. Sutures are removed on 5-7 days following surgery.

How long do the results last?

This depends on the age of patient, the degree of sagging, and the health condition. The J lift procedure usually provides results that last about 5 to 10 years.

What are the advantages of a J lift procedure?
  • Office procedure under local anesthesia
  • 1-2 hours surgery with small incisions
  • Long-lasting effect with a longlasting or permanent suture
  • Rapid recovery with minimal swelling and bruising
  • No hair loss or ear deformity, less visible scar
  • More natural appearance, no wind tunnel effect
  • Lower cost than a full facelift or other mini facelift
What are some disadvantages of the J Lift procedure?

The J lift was developed to improve only mild or moderate skin sagging in the lower face and neck. It may not be effective in treating significant sagging of the skin. The J lift is not designed to lift the mid-face area (cheeks), but it can be combined with an additional mid-face lifting procedure.

Are there any risks or complications with the J facelift?

Although very rare, there is a risk of infection and bleeding, as well as potential risk of damaging facial nerves that control movement in the face. There is also the risk of numbness occurring around the ear; however, this is usually temporary and caused by bruising of the nerve. It is also possible for some patients to develop unfavorable scars, although most post-surgery scars are well-hidden and small.

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