The procedure begins with an incision at the patient?s temples and behind their ears. Permanent stitches are placed on the fibrous tissues under the skin close to the cheekbones at the connective tissue beneath the skin. The stitches are then run down your neck, cheek fat pads, as well as jowls. Liposuction under the chin area will also happen at the same time. This removes unnecessary fat and leaves skin for re-draping purposes. If your neck is saggy, the surgeon may make incisions behind your ears to correct this and tighten your neck. The entire operation will take an average of three hours to complete and will be performed with general anesthetics.
A MACS face lift is a far less invasive procedure than a traditional facelift because it generally has a shorter recovery period. Right after your operation has taken place; you will have to wear bulking and firm bandages overnight. Along with this, small non-suction drains will be inserted behind the patient's ears. The next day both the drains and the bandages will be removed. After for at least one week, the patients will be required to wear an elastic 'chin up' bandage. This helps keep your face from moving too much and the healing process rapid. The overall removal of stitches starts with the patients eyelids five days after the operation, and alternating stitches from ears and hairline after five more days. Any and all remaining stitches from that point will be taken after ten days.
The overall risks of this operation include bruising around the eyes, swelling, and sometimes lymphatic drainage post operation. One is advised to not engage in social activity if this happens for at least two weeks during treatment sessions with Arnica Cream. The results, after the rare post operation treatment, expect you to look anywhere from eight to ten years younger; these results vary in length depending on the elasticity of your skin, and the lifestyle you lead. On average, MACS lasts patients ten years. Be sure to take into consideration factors such as weight, diet, and exposure to sunlight.
The cost of a MACS face lift is and how long does it lasts is simple; results last up to ten years for a procedure that ranges from £6,000 - £7,000. Be sure to consult your physician before undergoing any surgery.