MACS Facelift Offers Promising Results for Aging Skin

j0284951A unique European facelift technique has already transformed thousands of faces, and is now making waves in the United States.  The MACS facelift is an innovative facelift procedure that promises little recovery time and a reduced risk of scarring.  It was designed by two Belgian surgeons to address the problem of scarring and discomfort associated with the conventional facelift, and so far, has shown some dramatic results.

In a traditional face lift, the skin and facial tissue is pulled up at an oblique angle, and the tension creates very unnatural results.  Many patients who undergo the conventional facelift procedure notice that their eyes and sides of their mouth are now turned up at a peculiar angle.  In most cases, the patient also looks like they had surgery done.  The MACS face lift in contrast does not use extensive incisions or deep tissue manipulation, and will not pull the skin upward with such an angle.  So far, it has shown impressive results that look natural and still last as long as conventional procedures.

Dr. Donald Kress, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Maryland, recently shared his thoughts about the procedure.  "Older approaches to face lift were problematic and time-consuming for both the surgeon and the patient. In some instances those techniques are necessary, but they often posed additional problems because they can compromise the integrity and shape of the face. You only have to look at celebrity photos in the checkout lane of the supermarket to see the kind of unnatural results associated with some of these older techniques." (Source:

The MACS lift uses suspension sutures that are embedded into the skin so that when the skin heals, the sutures naturally tighten the facial tissues and create a more contoured appearance.  MACS techniques are already widely used in Europe, and are slowly trickling into plastic surgery centers around the United States.

Further Reading

  • Vanessa Bryant has denied that she’s had plastic surgery to stop her husband Kobe Bryant from straying. Recent rumors are suggesting that Bryant has undergone surgery to improve her appearance and a source has told the press that she “would do anything to keep Kobe happy”.  Rumors spread after recent photos of Bryant at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She has dyed her hair black and her nose appears to be much thinner and narrower. Her eyebrows also appear to be much higher than before, and her skin tone has changed. Pictures of her before and after this alleged makeover have been posted by The Daily Mail.

  • Phillis Diller, a comedy pioneer who was also a trailblazer in her public acknowledgement of having plastic surgery, died yesterday at the age of 95.

  • As more people jump on Facebook, Skype, and other online applications to share photos and participate in live chat sessions, an increasing number are becoming very self-conscious about their appearance. Plastic surgeons around the country are reporting an increase in demand for the ‘Facebook Facelift’, a set of cosmetic procedures to make you look better online.