An S-Lift is also referred to as an anterior face lift or mini-face lift. The S-Lift is a lower face lift technique that is traditionally utilized for patients with more minimal facial aging -- mild laxity of the neck tissues and mild to moderate laxity of the lower face. The incision begins in the temple region and extends downwards to the bottom of the ear. Placement of a chin implant, or liposuction under the chin, can be combined with an S-Lift when needed. Because it is less invasive, the recovery is shorter than for more extensive face lifting procedures.