Not everyone needs a full face lift to achieve their desired appearance. A MACS lift can help to restore the youthful, natural appearance you desire.

A MACS lift addresses the signs of aging including facial descent, jowling, and excess skin. It can be ideal for younger women and men who want to stay ahead of the aging process as well as people who have previously had a face lift and are showing signs of recurrent aging.

What is a MACS lift?

MACS lift stands for “Minimal Access Cranial Suspension” lift. It’s a less invasive surgical procedure than a full face lift and corrects sagging and descent around the face. The results provide a beautiful, more refined and natural appearance.

Who can benefit from a MACs Lift?

A MACS lift can be the perfect treatment for patients who have started to notice jowling and sagging of the face that cannot be corrected non-surgically, but who really do not need a full face lift. Benefits include:

  • Shorter operation time than a full face lift
  • A shorter recovery time than a full face lift
  • Smaller and less incisions
  • Natural, refined appearance

The Procedure

Incisions are strategically placed along the hairline and in front of the ear, and the deeper structures of the face are gently lifted and re-positioned, reversing gravitational signs of aging. Excess skin is removed to restore a firmer, more youthful facial contour. For optimal facial harmony, our surgeons frequently perform a MACS lift in conjunction with eyelid surgery, as well as fat grafting to add volume and laser resurfacing to enhance the skin’s texture and tone.

Your surgery will be performed at our fully accredited surgical facility, the Surgery Center at Belcara Health. Depending on the individual, a MACS lift can take from two to three hours, using general anesthesia. We work exclusively with board-certified anesthesiologists to ensure that your surgery is as safe as possible. After surgery, you will be able to rest in the comfort of your own home.

Recovery can vary depending upon the operative plan and your overall health and well being. It will be guided and supervised by your surgeon. You should expect a minimum of a week of downtime.

A Comprehensive Approach to Facial Rejuvenation

At Belcara Health, our goal is to help you restore a long-lasting natural, youthful appearance. We develop an integrated facial rejuvenation plan, maintenance, and a continuum of youthful beauty treatments customized to your unique needs.

We invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Bradley C. Robertson. Together, you can discuss the enhancements you would like to make and discuss options for your beautiful transformation.

NOTE: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for any given individual can only be determined through a consultation with the plastic surgeon.




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Our practitioners who specialize in MACs lift surgery.

  • Dr. Robertson

    Dr. Bradley Robertson is a board certified plastic surgeon and renowned for his skill and artistry in MACs lift surgery. Read full bio.