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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, you will receive arguably the best short scar facelift San Jose and San Francisco has to offer.

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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.

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Reasons to Have a Facelift

Most patients who undergo a short scar facelift are men and women in their forties and fifties who are unhappy with the appearance of facial aging. The age at which a patient will undergo a facelift will vary, but most people undergo the procedure to correct the following issues:

  1. Nasolabial folds, or “smile lines” from sides of nose to sides of the upper lip

  2. Loose skin around the cheeks and chin creating creases, wrinkles and jowls

  3. A sagging, undefined jawline

A short scar facelift at our state-of-the-art San Francisco surgery center can improve the appearance of your face and neck by tightening the skin to produce a smoother, more youthful appearance. The procedure can shave years off your appearance, and give you a rejuvenated, refreshed, bright appearance.

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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 San Jose 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.

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Preparing for Surgery

Dr. Beck will provide detailed instructions to help you prepare for your surgery. If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking at least prior to your procedure as it can slow the healing process.

Certain medications may need to be adjusted before your procedure, and Dr. Beck will review your medical history and make any needed alterations to medication in liaison with your doctor. You will also be given suggestions about what to eat or drink in preparation for your surgery, as well as foods to avoid. You be resting at home with minimal activity for a few days after the surgery. Plan in advance and have the foods, snacks, and drinks at hand, as well as other needs ready at home prior to the surgery.

Arrange transportation home for when your procedure is complete. While this surgery is less invasive than a traditional facelift, you will need assistance immediately following surgery.

What to Expect After Your Short Scar Facelift

Initially, rest and very little activity is necessary. Always be gentle with your face and hair as your skin will be tender, and may feel numb in the early stages of recovery. Avoid strenuous activity such as exercise or housework for about two weeks. Taking walks helps with circulation and can be beneficial to your recovery, but without creating strain or perspiration. Most patients can return to work within ten days or two weeks, depending upon the unique healing processes of the individual.

Results from your short scar facelift should be visible within one or two weeks of your procedure when any residual swelling subsides. You will see a significant improvement with a smoothing of wrinkles and fine lines. Deep folds or marionette lines will be less prominent.

The removal of excess skin not only smooths your facial skin, but brings back a youthful definition to the jawline. A defined jawline with drooping jowls corrected leave your face and neck looking younger, slimmer, fresher, and more aesthetically appealing.

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How Long Does a Short Scar Facelift Last?

A mini-facelift, or short scar facelift, creates a dramatic improvement in facial appearance which typically lasts for years. Issues such as fluctuations in weight or sun exposure, as well as the natural aging process will affect the longevity of the correction. Caring for your facial skin after your procedure can help you maintain the results for as long as possible.

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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.

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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 San Francisco 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 facelift 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 facelift 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. So contact us today and set up a consultation for arguably the best short scar facelift San Francisco has to offer.

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