"MACS lift" (Minimal Access Cranial Approach) is perhaps the most recent cutting edge procedure of the modern Plastic Surgery. Created in 2001 by Drs. Patrick L. Tonnard and Alexis M. Verpaele, Belgian Plastic Surgeons, through simple ambulatorial intervention, of fast recovery, get the result of vertical rise of the face, correcting the laxity of the face and the wrincles. Is a kind of mini-lifting with the result of a full face-lifting!
It is a fast surgery (about 1 hour) that does not require hospitalization and in 2 to 3 days the patient can return to its normal activities.
Is the so called "Weekend Lifting"! This kind of lifting, for being more durable, came to substitute the "sustainment threads" (Aptos, Contour, etc) which, with the exception of the eyebrows region, haven´t a long lasting result, 1 year to 1 year and a half, according lectures in the American Annual Meeting of ASAPS 2006.
In the same way as the Face lifting, the MACS Lift also can be associatedin accordance with the necessity, with threads to eyebrows elevation (Curl lift), with eyelids surgery (blepharoplasty) or with the Bioplasty for elevation of nose tip, increase of the chin etc.