The MAC’S Simple Procedure is applicable when ageing signs are confined to lower half of the cheeks and neck, connecting the jowls, deep and vertical neck folds, combined with liposuction to neck for excess fat.
The MAC’S Extend Procedure is an extended procedure to correct generalised ageing over the whole face and neck, in a younger person (under 50) with healthy skin. Liposuction to excess of fat under chin, lower eyelid blepharoplasty, and excision of vertical neck muscle bands are analog procedure that can be performed. An additional procedure may be a lateral brow.
The MAC’S procedures are performed under a general anaesthetic. in hospital, 3-5hours in length, staying overnight, dressings and drains removed next day, when hair is washed, home, recovery 4-5 days.
The incisional lines in the MAC’S procedure are short and inconspicuous, only in front of ear and under side burns, not behind the ear or into neck with no disturbance to hair pattern or growth.
SHORT SCAR FACE LIFT (MACS) EXTENDED BEFORE & After Pictures
1A – BEFORE SHORT SCAR FACE LIFT (MACS) EXTENDED
1B – AFTER SHORT SCAR FACE LIFT (MACS) EXTENDED
1C – BEFORE SHORT SCAR FACE LIFT (MACS) EXTENDED
1D – AFTER SHORT SCAR FACE LIFT (MACS) EXTENDED
Face and Neck Lift Procedure
For the more extensive ageing in the face and neck in the over 55 year old. The incisional line continues behind the ear into the posterior hair line. Ancillary and additional procedures as mentioned under MAC’S Extend may be performed.
Operation is 5½-6½ hours in length, staying in hospital overnight, washing hair next morning after dressings removed, recovery over one week.
2A – BEFORE FACE & NECK LIFT
2B – AFTER FACE & NECK LIFT
Surgery does not come without risks. Facelift surgery, serious problems after surgery are very uncommon. Extreme detail of these complications can be needlessly frightening. Most people having this surgery will not have complications. If you have concerns discuss them with Dr Harper.
Post operative complications may need further surgery. Medicare / Health funds will cover the costs of these complications.
Below complications are listed to inform and not alarm.
General Risks of Surgery
- Haematoma (collection of blood). May need surgery for drainage, or if small aspirated with a suction canula.
- Wound infection.
- Slow healing.
- Separation of wound edges.
- Respiratory / cardiac problems.
- Allergic reactions.
Specific Risks of Facelifts
- Loss of skin minor or major.
- Bruising and swelling Hair loss.
- Numbness around the ear and cheeks settling over one month.
- Slight asymetry of face – settles.
- Damage to facial nerves – rare 1/200 usually temporary