MACS lift / Face Lift Surgery
The MACS (Minimal Access Cranial
Suspension) lift is an uncomplicated and effective face-lift
operation that is projected to lift the lower two thirds of
the face in a relatively simple manner with the smallest nuisance
for the patient. Only a limited amount of excess skin needs
to be removed; thusly, there will be nothing but an inconspicuous
scar in the crease in the front of the ear and in the hairline
above the ear after the whole procedure is done.
MACS-lift implies less undermining of the skin than the traditional
facelift and does not entail the exposure of the facial nerves.
In truth, the extent of skin damage is possibly 50 per cent
less than that of the traditional facelift. The MACS lift
is also quicker since it takes an average of two hours to
be performed compared to the four to five hours required for
a traditional lift.
Versión Español: Cirugia de MACS Lift
Submitting yourself to a Macs face
lift is a certified way to help you boost your confidence
and to improve your features. Keep in mind that a face lift
is designed to enhance, not to provide perfection. It can't
change your looks completely, nor can it provide the vitality
of youth. Even though certain types
of wrinkles can be reduced or eliminated, some wrinkles
can actually be permanent and may not be able to be corrected
with plastic surgery. Therefore, if your outlook is realistic
and you are searching for an augment in your appearance, this
type of surgery is the one for you.
The results of a MACS face lift
can differ depending on race, sex, age, weight, skin type
or preceding exposure to sun, among other factors. Please
feel free to discuss these issues with your surgeon before
undertaking the operation. Your plastic surgeon will help
determine what is best for you.
BetterLooks offers on of the best
teams of certified surgeons in the industry and we are therefore
aware of the different types of needs our diverse patients
have. But no matter what you are looking for, we will provide
you with the best service and aid you in every possible way
in your pursuit to enhance your appearance.
If you have good facial skin elasticity, are in good physical
health and are looking to improve the appearance of your face
and neck, a MACS face lift is the perfect plastic
surgery for you.
MACS lift surgery takes place similarly to a traditional facelift;
nonetheless, your Better Looks surgeon will limit the incision
to the skin hairline junction above the ear and anterior to
the ear. No extension behind the ear is necessary. Your doctor
will use permanent suspension sutures to elevate the underlying
tissue. These pass down to the neck, jowls and cheek fat pad.
In contrast to many other facelifts which do not include significant
mid face elevation, the MACS lift elevates the malar fat pad
reducing the naso-labial folds.
In most cases, liposuction surgery
is performed to the neck area below the angle of the mandible;
this helps to remove excess fat here and to release the skin
to allow it to be re-draped by the suspension sutures.
The MACS lift produces results at
least the same, or by and large, better than a conventional
facelift. It is idyllically suited for younger patients with
a sagging mid face. In cases where there is an evident sagging
of the neck, it may be necessary in some cases to make an
incision posterior to the ear to take up this slack, although
in this is not necessary most of the time.
When preparing for your surgery
in Costa Rica, BetterLooks will make sure to provide all the
best possible services during your procedure. We will arrange
for your transport and will offer the
best commodities during your recovery. All this can be
arranged previously with our organization.
If you have any questions, our surgeons will be more than
happy to help you during your initial discussion.
You can expect to be up and about
within a couple of days, but you should try to take things
slow within the first week after the surgery. You must be
extra-careful with your face, since your skin will be extremely
tender and unfeeling. Try to avoid strenuous activities (such
as sex, exercise or heavy housework) for at least a couple
to weeks. Drinking alcohol, saunas or steam baths should be
avoided for a few months. Concerning work, most clients usually
return to their jobs around 10 to 15 days after the operation..
You may experience some bruising,
especially around your eyes. This can be treated with special
creams prescribed by your Better Looks Surgeon. It is recommended
for you to refrain from social engagements for around two
weeks following your operation, although it may take a little
longer before you feel confident enough to face the world
again. If you are susceptible to fluid retention, you may
find that some swelling persists for a few months after your
During the first few days, your
face might feel and look rather strange. Keep in mind that
due to the swelling, your appearance may appear to be distorted
while your facial gestures may be somewhat rigid and your
scars may cause you to feel ill at ease. Since the bruising
may take up to 2 to 3 weeks to completely disappear, you might
not be in your best spirits and may feel a little disappointed
with the procedure.
But you must allow yourself to recover from the process and
by the third week, you will feel much better as your face
heals properly and the results of the surgery will be much
Complications are rare and usually
minor after a MACS lift is performed. However, a person's
anatomy varies from individual to individual, as well as their
physical reactions; this is why their healing capacity and
outcomes are never entirely predictable and you should keep
this in mind during recovery.
a MACS lift involves less skin undermining (lifting the skin
from the muscle) than a traditional facelift and does not
affect the SMAS (Superficial Musculoponeurotic System), damage
to your facial nerves is unlikely. Infection is uncommon,
but in the case of its’ occurrence, it is treated with
antibiotics during a five day period.
Make sure to ask your Better Looks
surgeon concerning any risks you might have to face when undertaking
this surgery. However, you must keep in mind that our certified
group of doctors works full-time to prevent such scenarios
from happening, since we value the health of our patients
above anything else.
In order to keep the risks at a
bare minimum, please make sure that you follow your surgeons
instructions at all times.
The information given in this website should be considered
as an introduction to MACS face lift surgeries. Before deciding
on submitting yourself to the procedure described above, we
highly recommend you contact BetterLooks directly, so we can
answer any specific question you might have.
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