Facelifts are a popular cosmetic procedure that can provide numerous benefits. One of the main benefits is that they can help to reduce the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin. This can help individuals to look younger and more refreshed, which can increase their confidence and self-esteem. However, there are many different options available in facial rejuvenating procedures, including the MACS and SMAS facelifts, which are both available at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery. Here are the differences between these procedures and when one may be better than another for achieving natural, youthful results.
Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) Facelift
The SMAS facelift is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that is designed to help patients achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. This surgical technique focuses on tightening and lifting the underlying layers of facial tissue, which can help smooth out wrinkles, eliminate sagging skin, and restore a youthful contour to the face.
During the SMAS facelift procedure, Dr. Anastasatos will make small incisions around the hairline and ears to access the underlying facial muscles and tissues. The SMAS layer is then carefully lifted and tightened, which helps reduce wrinkles and sagging skin. The excess skin is then trimmed away, and the incisions are closed with sutures.
Minimal-Access Cranial Suspension (MACS) Facelift
A Minimal-Access Cranial Suspension (MACS) Facelift is a type of facelift procedure that involves a shorter incision and a less invasive approach than traditional facelift techniques. This procedure is designed to lift and rejuvenate the lower face and neck, reducing sagging skin and enhancing the contours of the face. The MACS facelift is performed under local anesthesia and typically requires only a few hours in the operating room. Recovery time is typically shorter than with traditional facelift techniques like SMAS, and patients can expect to return to work and resume normal activities within a week or two following the procedure. The MACS facelift is a popular option for patients seeking a more youthful, refreshed appearance with minimal downtime and a low risk of complications.
Choosing the Best Facelift Option
While both SMAS and MACS can create youthful, beautiful results, choosing the right method for your specific needs is essential. MACS facelifts are best suited for patients who still have good skin elasticity, usually individuals under the age of fifty. For patients over fifty or with more severe skin laxity, SMAS facelifts are a better option.
Facelifts can provide numerous benefits for individuals looking to enhance their appearance and reduce the signs of aging. If you are considering a facelift, you must speak with a qualified, skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. John Anastasatos to determine which procedure is right for you. To schedule a facelift consultation, contact our team at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. We can book your private facelift consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to discuss your options.