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What Makes the MACS Lift Different from a Traditional Facelift?

Published on April 7, 2020

Reversing the signs of ageing, that especially occur on our faces, is the desire of everyone who is ageing these days. A facelift is, and always will be, the answer to this. What a facelift does, is that it rejuvenates and restores your youthful appearance.

How does it do this? By removing extra skin, tightening facial tissue, and correcting wrinkles and folds. Your face, after a lift, looks defined and chiseled to perfection.

Traditional facelifts concentrate on skin that sags and underlining muscles of the facial region. The MACS facelift is not that advanced, in the sense that it stresses more on the elimination of only muscles that underlie the face. It is typically done for those with limited sagging skin, while still possessing good skin tone.

The traditional facelift is a longer procedure, consequently, and the pattern of incisions is different compared with the shorter MACS procedure. In the traditional facelift, incisions run from the hairline down to around the ears, extending to the chin.

The MACS technique incision ends at the earlobe. The traditional facelift is done under a general anesthetic, whereas the MACS one is usually carried out under local anesthetic. Naturally, as the MACS facelift is a shorter and less extensive process, it has faster recovery time than the traditional facelift.

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