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Short Scar Facelift

Short scar facelift, often referred to as MACS-Lift, is a less invasive cosmetic surgery procedure used to reposition the skin and soft tissue that has been affected by the aging process. Unlike traditional facelift, the MACS-Lift method features much smaller, shorter incisions frequently located in front of the ears and along the sideburns. The mini facelift is very effective for patients looking to rejuvenate their facial appearance in the mid-face or cheek area. When performed by a highly experienced surgeon such as Dr. Beck, a short scar facelift can lead to outstanding facial rejuvenation results.

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Who is a candidate for short scar facelift surgery?

The short scar facelift is an excellent option for patients who are seeking to remedy sagging skin in the mid-face region. San Francisco mini facelift patients who choose the short scar facelift procedure often achieve remarkable, natural-looking aesthetic results. Short scar facelift is also suitable for patients who may be apprehensive about extensive incisions that are often associated with traditional facelift surgery. Dr. Beck, who is a renowned San Francisco / San Jose short scar facelift specialist, has helped many patients achieve a more youthful appearance by performing this minimally invasive, leading-edge cosmetic procedure.

How is the short-scar facelift performed?

Prior to performing short scar facelift, San Francisco MACS facelift surgeon Dr. Beck meticulously examines each patient's facial skin and bone structure. Next, he develops a detailed plan on how to effectively reposition the patient's muscles and tissue. He then administers an anesthetic and makes small incisions in front of the ears. During the next one to two hours, Dr. Beck works to tighten the skin and facial muscles while eliminating sagging skin. The short scar facelift (MACS face lift) procedure does not require skin and muscle to be separated from the face, which leads to less bruising, swelling and minimal recovery time.

Recuperation After Short Scar / MACS Facelift

Most of our San Francisco / San Jose mini-facelift patients are able to go home within a couple of hours following MACS-Lift. The recuperation time is anywhere from one to three weeks, depending on the extent of the surgery. To minimize discomfort, patients are often given pain medications and sent home with specific instructions on how to reduce bruising and swelling. The results of a short scar facelift are usually apparent after the swelling and bruising has subsided. Once healed, incision scars are virtually invisible.

Other Options

Dr. Beck is a distinguished facelift San Jose / San Mateo specialist whose extensive experience allows him to create amazing aesthetic results. For San Jose / San Mateo plastic surgery patients who have extensive facial sagging and wrinkling of the skin, Dr. Beck may recommend the traditional facelift procedure. He also offers the less-invasive liquid lift in San Francisco. Bay Area facelift patients often undergo additional facial treatments, which help them achieve truly remarkable facial rejuvenation results, including eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty and ear surgery in San Francisco.

A word about financing…

MACS facelift / short scar face lift surgery in San Jose / San Mateo can be made very affordable through our partners at CareCredit. Visit them at www.carecredit.com. Jasmine would be happy to answer any of your questions or assist you with the necessary paperwork.

Insurance Notes:

Short scar face lift surgery is usually considered an aesthetic procedure and as such is not covered by insurance. Jasmine would be happy to assist you with any pre-certification if your insurance covers the procedure.

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