francois j duminy
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
CAPE TOWN PLASTIC SURGEON CV
MACS Face Lift
The MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) facelift in which the soft tissue layers under the skin are lifted and tightened without pulling on the skin itself. Once the deeper layers have been lifted, the skin is re-positioned and the excess skin is removed before suturing under the skin with no surface stitches at all.
This basic method can be adjusted for each individual patient and it can be extended backwards to add extra lift to the neck or forward to add lift to the brow.
In this practice, it all started with an attempt in 1995 to reduce the unwanted effects of a conventional facelift and to make the procedure less invasive. Our paper was published in the American Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal in 1997.
Benefits Experienced by most of our patients
1. Correction of sagging around the jowls
2. Some tightening of the neck
3. lifting of the nasolabial folds and lower face
4. Smaller incisions and scars
5. Reduced risk of nerve injury
4. A subtly rejuvenated appearance with lasting effect.
1. Swelling and Bruising that usually lasts 10 to 14 days
2. Scars in front of the ears that are initially visible, but usually heal so well that they are almost invisible
3. The skin on the sides of the face is initially numb, but regains feeling in approximately 3 months.