MACS-Facelift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) is a procedure that leaves you looking fresher and youthful. People may not notice that you have had surgery, just that you look refreshed. The MACS-Lift helps to remove excessive jowling around the chin, deep creases that appear between your nose and mouth, and restores the outline of the jaw. The MACS-Lift is less invasive than other facelift procedures and leaves a shorter scar. This type of facelift will lift and hold up sagging tissues in the neck, cheeks, chin, or near the nose with suspension sutures in the deeper tissues. This operation is done on an outpatient basis while you are under local anesthesia.
The MACS-lift, or minimal access cranial suspension lift, is a new European facelift that compares very favorably with the traditional facelift. The MACS-lift is not designed to replace the traditional facelift completely but it is an adjunct for men and women in their late 40s, 50s and probably early 60s. It provides natural rejuvenation with shorter operative time, quicker recovery, and less potential for complications compared with traditional face lifts.
The MACS-facelift procedure is quicker, taking an average of two hours versus the four to five hours required for a traditional facelift, plus the operation can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation and is tolerated quite well by the patient.
The MACS-facelift is probably best suited to the patient who is contemplating facial rejuvenation for the first time and require mild to moderate changes in the lower face and neck region. The procedure is designed for patients who have started to notice jowling and sagging of the face and neck, but who are not ready for, and really does not need a traditional full face lift. Rehabilitation is fast- two weeks as opposed to four to six weeks for a traditional facelift. Downtime is a significant factor economically for the age group of patients who choose to have a facelift.
The advantages of MACS lift
- Short procedure: 2 – 3 hours
- The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis
- Local anaesthetic or intravenous sedation
- Corrects muscle and connective tissue using vertical lifting
- Absorbable thread for Cranial Suspension
- Natural-looking effect
- Long-lasting results
- Fast recovery: 7 to 14 days
- Small scar: in the fold in front of the ear
- Safe, with very few complications