What is a MACS-lift?
The skin of your face can become less elastic due to aging or weight loss, and wrinkles and folds can develop. The skin of your cheeks and neck may begin to sag. MACS stands for Minimal Access Cranial Suspension – a special facelift technique – and ensures smoother skin around your cheeks and a tighter jawline, making you look younger. This facelift is done under local anaesthesia.
Are you interested in a MACS lift? Then make an appointment with Dr Schiettecatte for a no-obligation consultation in Clinic Veldhoven.
The consultation and a quotation
Dr Schiettecatte is your treating plastic surgeon in Clinic Veldhoven. Prior to the facelift, you have a personal intake interview with Dr Schiettecatte to discuss your wishes and the options. You discuss together the desired changes in your face, the way in which the facelift will be performed and the course of the operation. On the day of the consultation, you also bring along photos of what you like. Dr Schiettecatte will gladly discuss the possibilities with you. Contact us to schedule your no-obligation consultation. After the consultation, you will receive a tailor-made quotation.
The MACS facelift operation
Through a small incision, in front of your ear up to your hairline, the underlying tissues are lifted with a suture. Your excess skin is removed, and then your incision is carefully sutured. The MACS lift is popular because of the short treatment time and the fast recovery. Moreover, this treatment leads to fewer scars, and the procedure can be performed under local anaesthesia.
Risks and complications with a MACS facelift
During the first consultation we will discuss the risks that are most relevant for you. The skin can temporarily feel strange and numb. There is also a small chance of bleeding, an infection and impaired wound healing. In rare cases, scar hypertrophy occurs. Very rarely, some facial muscles lose function due to nerve damage, with a gradual recovery in most cases. The risks are significantly lower for people who do not smoke or temporarily stop doing so.
Aftercare with a MACS facelift
After the treatment, your face is ruddy and swollen. To limit the swelling, you will be given a pressure bandage immediately after the treatment. When you come for a check-up, the pressure bandage is removed, your hair washed, and the pressure mask fitted. You wear this pressure mask for one week. Shortly after the procedure, the scars are clearly visible; these gradually fade. After six weeks, your skin is completely recovered, and you can begin to hydrate and massage the scars with a moisturizer.
|Duration of the operation:||about one and a half hours.|
|Admission to the clinic:||outpatient (no admission required).|
|Pain relief afterwards:||paracetamol, ibuprofen or a similar painkiller.|
|Bandage:||yes, temporary pressure bandage (for 1 week, day and night).|
|Practical:||good facelift for improvement of jawline, not really for neck improvement (see the pages about the Eric Auclair Facelift and the Neck lift).|
What does it cost?
Very good experience!