This technique, invented by Belgian surgeon Patrick Tonnard, involves using suspension threads to stretch the muscles of the face and neck and removing excess skin from those areas.
Unlike the total cervico-facial lifting, this technique, although it is always an open technique, requires less detachment of the subcutaneous planes without however detaching the submuscular planes.
Therefore it is less invasive, involves fewer intraoperative risks and a smaller scar than the classic CERVICO-FACIAL LIFTING.
1 month after stitches are removed
The MACS LIFT finds the right indication in those patients who have sagging only in the lower part of the face and neck.
This intervention lasts about 1 hour and a half; it can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or under general anesthesia.
The patient can be discharged the day after the operation.
The course includes a week of relative rest during which the patient will have to wear an elastic bandage around the face and head to protect the scars. The first check-up will be scheduled one week after the operation.
Analgesic/antibiotic/anti-inflammatory therapy is recommended for 5 days.
MACS LIFT is a technique that represents an excellent compromise for those who want to achieve excellent results without facing the risks of a TOTAL CERVICAL-FACIAL LIFTING.