The macs-facelift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension), S-lift, soft lift or also mini lift is an advanced technique for natural facial rejuvenation. The macs lift has, above all, an effect on the jaw line and sagging cheeks.
The macs lift is less drastic than the classic SMAS facelift. The macs-facelift guarantees lasting results, a smaller incision and thus a quicker recovery process. The “mini” in minilift therefore stands for mini scars and mini recovery period!
Macs-facelift: the procedure
During a macs lift, the plastic surgeon makes an incision on the front side of the ear. Via this incision, the sagging subcutaneous tissue is tightened with a special inner thread which is then attached to the upper section. Then, the extra skin is cut away and the wound is sutured. A subcutaneous drain is usually inserted for the removal of extra fluids and blood.
Facelift and the type of anesthesia
A face-lift can be carried out under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation (twilight anesthesia). The type of anesthesia will be discussed during the consultation between yourself, the surgeon and the anesthesiologist.
Very organised process, arrive, change, meet surgeon, anesthetist, walk down to theater, wake up in recovery with someone at your side reassuring you then into the second recovery phase in a room overlooking the gardens where your travel buddy can come sit with you. Off to hotel after surgeon visits and gives all clear.
Back the next day for drain and pressure bandage removal and Euro star back to London. Not a hell of a lot more than a good days shopping but a new improved face to show for it. Minimal pain-managed with paracetamol. All a very smooth process and much more reasonable price wise than UK. Has eye stitches out at GP then went back to Clinic Beaucare 11 days after surgery on Euro star to have face lift stitches out and do a bit of shopping (for Belgium chocolate of course). Nearly a month on and happy with results.
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