Will a facelift or MACSlift last longer?
- Posted on: Jan 23 2020
Utah plastic surgeons, Drs. Thompson and Henstrom, perform many facelift and MACSlift (mini lift) procedures each week with incredible results. During the consultation process, patients typically ask about recovery, results and how long to expect those results to last. With two main options to lift the face, most patients want to know if a facelift or MACSlift will last longer?
Both facelift options address the deeper tissues beneath the skin (also known as the SMAS). The SMAS can be cut and removed or sutured together depending on the severity. Addressing the SMAS layer not only helps the face remain natural looking but also provides longer-lasting results.
Our traditional facelift is a much more comprehensive procedure than our in-office MACSlift. A UFP facelift is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital/operating room. This procedure addresses the mid-face and jowls as well as the neck. Our MACSlift, or mini facelift, is done under local anesthesia to primarily address jowl laxity with less focus on the neck.
A UFP facelift can last anywhere from 5 to 20 years but whether its 10 or 20 years later, a person will still look younger than they would have had they not had a facelift at all. The same can be said for a MACSlift with greatest improvements lasting between 5 and 10 years. With either procedure there is not an exact time frame it will “last”. Patients will continue to age and lifestyle, genetics and skincare all factor in to the aging process. Non-invasive treatments can be done to maintain, enhance and extend the results of a facelift procedure. Treatments include in-office laser procedures, Botox and fillers.
To learn more about MACS and facelifts in Draper and Layton, Utah, call (801) 776-2220 or contact us HERE.