A MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) lift is a procedure to lift the lower part of the face and neck. It is particularly effective in removing excess jowling and improving the jawline, as well as improving the lines between the nose and mouth.
The procedure may be done under local anaesthetic with sedation, or under general anaesthetic.
An incision is made in the skin in front of the ear extending into the temple region. The skin flap is separated from the underlying tissue, which is repositioned with the use of fixation sutures. The excess skin is excised and the incision carefully repaired. A small drain is placed and a firm padded dressing applied. This is removed the following day and antibiotic ointment applied regularly until suture removal on the 7th day.
A degree of swelling and bruising is expected, and generally subsides over a 10 – 14 day period.
If you wish to gain further information on this procedure please contact Dr Ryan for a consultation.