MACS Lift / Extended MACS Lift

The MACS lift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension Lift) was described by a Belgian group in 2001 and has been used by Mr Dujon  for 10 years.
An incision is made in front of the ear and along the hairline. 2 or 3 permanent suspension sutures are used to elevate the underlying soft tissues and muscle. These pass down to the neck, jowls and cheek fat pad. Unlike many other facelifts which do not include significant mid face elevation the  extended MACS lift elevates the malar fat pad reducing the nasolabial folds. In many cases liposuction is performed to the neck area below the angle of the mandible, both to remove excess fat here and also to free up the skin to allow it to be re-draped by the suspension sutures. The MACS lift produces results at least equivalent, or in most cases, better than a conventional facelift. It is ideally suited to the younger patient with a sagging mid face but can be applied to patients of all ages. In patients with marked sagging of the neck it may be necessary in some cases to make an incision posterior to the ear to take up this slack, but in most cases this is not necessary. The operation may be done under local anaesthetic tic and sedation as a day case or overnight stay. in some cases a general anaesthetic may be preferred.