Plastic Surgery

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The Minimal Access Cranial Suspension (MACS) lift is an innovative facelift procedure. In the MACS lift, the surgeon lifts the middle layer of facial tissue in a vertical direction, almost eliminating the horizontal “windswept” look that can be a telltale sign a patient has had a facelift. And unlike the conventional face lift, the MACS-lift requires only a few incisions and results in fewer scars.  The MACS lift is not only less invasive, but also requires less patient downtime. Recovery is essentially limited to 2-3 weeks. The procedure is done under general anesthesia and takes 2-3 hours. Side effects may include temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, tenderness, and/or tight-feeling, dry skin. Risks may include injury to the nerves that control facial muscles and sensation, infection, poor healing, and/or excessive scarring.


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