Beverly Hills, CA
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January 27, 2009 11:38 AM
The MACS Facelift can involve a plication of the SMAS. That means a stitch is holding up the bunched tissue of the SMAS. If this stitch were to give way, the cheek could conceivably fall
The MACS Facelift can involve a plication of the SMAS. That means a stitch is holding up the bunched tissue of the SMAS. If this stitch were to give way, the cheek could conceivably fall on one side.
We revise many minilifts to bidirectional facelifts. This involves essentially a facelift procedure. We remove spanning sutures and securely fixate the deep tissues higher. We replace missing volume where ever possible and adjust the skin to sit in a natural direction.
The results of revised mini-lifts can be very gratifying because people often note they get the rejuvenation they were missing with the mini-lifts, and they often experience much improved scarring. With many mini-lifts, the incisions tend to pull very tightly since the undermining is limited, resulting in (ironically) greater scarring than for a artistically performed bidirectional facelift.
The recovery is usually 48 hours longer than for a mini-lift.