MACS or SHORT SCAR FACELIFT
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.