Who is a Candidate for a MACS Facelift?
You may be a candidate for a MACS facelift if you have mild-to-moderate loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone in your face and neck. If you have jowls and deep creased between the base of your nose and corners of your mouth, or if you have developed facial and neck wrinkles, then you may also benefit from a MACS facelift. A MACS facelift may also be indicated if you believe you lack youthful chin and neck contours, or if you believe you have a tired or “sad” facial appearance.
Intended Results of a MACS Facelift
A MACS facelift is intended to give a more rested and youthful contour to your face and neck.
MACS Facelift Procedure Description
The MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) facelift is often preferred because it 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 general anesthesia.
Recuperation and Healing After a MACS Facelift
You will go home with head and neck compression dressings, which are usually removed with the next 1 to 2 days.
Minimal and initial discomfort can be easily controlled with oral medication. Bruising and swelling typically decrease to “socially acceptable” levels in 10 to 20 days. The final result is usually evident in 4 to 6 weeks or sooner, with continued improvement over several months.
Note on the MACS Facelift
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk and limitations. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
Please call La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, San Diego, at (858) 452-1981 or contact us online for more information on cosmetic surgery procedures including MACS facelift surgery.