MACS Facelift in Manhattan, NYC.

I believe that the facelift patients are the happiest patients we see. Usually, these patients have thought a lot about what bothers them about the facial aging process. It generally comes down to the jowls and the hanging neck. They enter the office with some trepidation; their fears center around “not wanting to look different”, being pulled too tightly, downtime and anesthesia. We spend a great deal of time discussing these and other pertinent issues.

In over 20 years of surgical practice, I have never been excited as I now am with the MACS lift. This facelift technique addresses the primary concern that most women (and men) have in terms of avoiding that windswept pulled look. This elegant, yet simple procedure was developed by Drs. Tonnard and Verpaele in Belgium. In essence, it is a short scar technique, with an upward pull, and minimal undermining of skin. The short scar technique allows for a temporal hairline incision, which continues into the ear. It is hidden and does not extend behind the ear, so patients can generally wear their hair pulled back. The upward pull, as opposed to up and back, is more natural, as it counteracts the effects of gravity. There is less lifting up of the skin compared to traditional lifts. Once this patch of skin is elevated, the tissue underneath is tightened with purse string sutures, in order to provide long lasting results. However, a MACS facelift is not for everyone. Dr. Hoffman can discuss with you the pros and cons of the MACS facelift compared to a traditional facelift during your consultation, so you can decide which procedure is right for you.

The MACS facelift addresses sagging tissues in the neck, cheeks, chin, and around the nose. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, whichever the patient prefers. The operation is an out patient procedure, which takes about two and one half hours to perform. Patients are generally bruised and swollen for 1 to 2 weeks. The potential complications of bleeding and infection are extremely rare.

Ideal patients are those that:

  • Have mild-to-moderate loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone in the face and neck.
  • Have jowls and deep creases between the base of your nose and corners of the mouth.
  • Have moderate to severe wrinkles on the face and neck.
  • Have loose skin and contour around the neck and chin.
  • Have a constant tired or sad looking facial appearance due to sagging and loose facial skin.
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51 West 51st Street, Ste. 380
New York, NY 10019
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