At ICCM, we perform facelift surgery to restore a more youthful appearance, while also considering a patient’s facial harmony, proportion and symmetry. A great doctor's skill lies in retaining the elements that make you who you are, and we can help you achieve exactly that.
We have a long and successful history of delivering natural results that are virtually undetectable as cosmetic surgery. So if you’re considering a MACS lift in Sydney, contact us today to book an initial consultation or to find out more information about this popular procedure.
What is a MACS facelift?
The Minimal Access Cranial Suspension Lift, also known as a MACS lift, is a far less invasive form of facelift surgery that can reduce moderate signs of ageing by tightening the skin and recontouring mid-facial features.
Compared to a traditional facelift, the MACS lift technique involves less undermining of the skin and does not require exposing the facial nerves. The surgery time is also reduced, taking an average of 2 hours rather than 4 to 5 hours, which is necessary for a traditional facelift.
We offer a tailored treatment plan to enhance or restore your facial features, rather than work to alter them completely.
Benefits of MACS facelift surgery
The face is considered one of the most essential parts of your identity. With age, the effects of gravity, sun damage and lifestyle come into play and can alter the appearance of your face.
A MACS lift can assist both men and women in reversing the signs of ageing. It does this by lifting and repositioning facial tissues such as skin, fat and supporting tissue to produce a more youthful appearance. Benefits of a MACS facelift include
- Removes excess, sagging skin
- Tightens underlying facial muscles
- Long-term lifting effects
- Minimal scarring
- Faster recovery times
- Reduced signs of ageing
- Immediate visible results
- Appropriate for a range of ages
How does a MACS lift work?
If you decide to have your MACS lift with us in Sydney, this is what you can expect:
The initial consultation will determine if you are a suitable candidate for a MACS facelift. We will discuss your medical history, current medications and any past treatments you have received. We’ll talk you through the whole procedure and give you the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have.
The procedure is carried out under general anaesthesia, meaning you’ll be asleep during the surgery. Small incisions are made next to the ears (carefully placed in areas where visible scarring will be minimal), and two threads are weaved into the tissues. As the threads are tightened, the corners of the face are lifted and the contours of the neck and jawline are restored.
Results and Recovery
Some doctors refer to a MACS lift as a “weekend facelift” because some patients can return to work as early as a week after surgery, however, 2 weeks off work is recommended. Swelling and bruising usually subside within 1 to 2 weeks. While results can be seen almost immediately, final results are usually achieved after approximately three months.
Since MACS facelift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, you will return home the same day. You may be given a compression garment to wear home.
Am I a good candidate for the procedure?
If we determine that you are in the right circumstance to find benefit from the MACS facelift, you will likely see incredible results. It is most often the case that the best candidates for the procedure are people who feel the skin around their face and neck is sagging but still has a decent amount of elasticity.
If this applies to you, you may find yourself between the ages 40 and 60, the timeframe where most MACS facelifts offer the highest benefit. We have, however, also seen tremendous benefits from the procedure for patients who are up to 80 years old. Enquire today to determine if the MACS Facelift is right for you.
MACS facelift technique involves less undermining of the skin than the traditional facelift and does not require exposing the facial nerves.
How much does a MACS facelift cost?
The cost of a MACS lift starts from $13,950. In order for us to give you an accurate cost for your procedure, we recommend booking a consultation with us. That way we will be able to determine the exact details of your desired treatment.
Why choose us for your MACS surgery?
At ICCM we offer the most advanced facelift procedures. We not only make sure that we’re always using the latest technology for our treatments but pride ourselves on the quality care we provide to all of our patients. We are also proud to host some of Australia’s finest cosmetic doctors.
If you would like to find out further information on our modern MACS lift procedure or to book a consultation, please contact us today. In the meantime check out our most frequently asked questions about the procedure below.
While the results can vary from patient to patient, the average timeframe for the look created by the MACS facelift procedure is up to 12 years. Lifestyle elements can, of course, affect this, but many patients consider this to be a lengthy amount of time.
Facelifts can also be combined with other surgical procedures like a neck lift, brow lift or eyelid surgery to further enhance your results.
The primary differential with the MACS facelift is that it is a far less invasive procedure that also leaves a shorter scar. The process and techniques used to perform this procedure also differ significantly from those of a traditional facelift.
During the MACS facelift procedure, sutures are threaded into the deep tissue. This tightens the skin from points at the ear and forehead, creating the lift.
As the MACS facelift procedure is much less invasive than a traditional facelift, many patients consider this to be a more desirable option. It requires a smaller incision which means there are fewer risks involved. It is an effective way of lifting deep tissue with the added bonus of shorter recovery time, which many patients consider to be another huge benefit.
If your current situation involves significant amounts of excess skin or you happen to have extremely wrinkled skin, you may require more extensive treatment via a full facelift. However, even in these cases, the MACS facelifts can still provide outstanding benefits.
PLEASE NOTE: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.