Mini Facelift (MACS Lift) Salt Lake City
Many patients who consult with Dr. Thompson are interested in facial rejuvenating options that can achieve significant and long lasting results without the risks, down time, and additional cost of anesthesia and a hospital stay. Unfortunately, many of the procedures advertised as minimally invasive (weekend lift, thread lift, etc) and minimal recovery also achieve minimal results and are often performed by individuals who have minimal training in facial surgery.
Because all surgical procedures are by definition invasive and require at least some recovery time, Dr. Thompson feels strongly that a significant and long lasting result should accompany this requirement. Any facelift that doesn’t address the deeper tissues beneath the skin (also known as the SMAS) is unlikely to achieve a long lasting result. Dr. Thompson prefers a revolutionary new procedure called the “MACS lift” to achieve such long lasting and aesthetic results.
The MACS lift is revolutionary because general anesthesia and more extensive surgery is not necessary to achieve significant facial rejuvenation. Not all patients are candidates for this procedure, but this determination can be made in consultation with Dr. Thompson. Advantages of this facelift (listed below as well) include significant and long-lasting results due to elevation of the deeper tissues, a shorter incision and scar, quicker recovery than traditional facelift, and no requirement for general anesthesia -resulting in lower cost for surgery.
- Shorter Scar
- Long Lasting Results (lifting of the SMAS layer)
- Less Bruising
- Quicker Recovery
- No General Anesthesia
- Can correct facial laxity as it begins to happen and restore youthful facial shape
- Lower Cost
Following surgery, a wrap around dressing is applied and left overnight. Pain is usually minimal or absent altogether. Most sutures are removed within 1 week. Bruising varies but begins to disappear as early as 1 week or can last 3 to 4 weeks with some individuals. Most patients return to work within 1 week of surgery.