The MACS-lift short scar rhytidectomy

Aesthet Surg J. 2007 Mar-Apr;27(2):188-98. doi: 10.1016/j.asj.2007.01.008.


The minimal access cranial suspension (MACS) lift, a short scar face lift for the lower and middle third of the face, uses a pure vertical vector, involves no lateral tension, and may be performed with the patient under local anesthesia in 2 to 2.5 hours. According to the authors, the procedure reduces recovery time and morbidity, and results are as stable as more classic, extended face lift techniques.