In the past few years, several European and American surgeons have developed and refined the short scar for face lifts. Dr. Cerqueiro has been fully trained in this advancement. This greatly reduces the size of the scar located in the hairline and the area behind the ear. The scar now is limited to the inside of the ear, and the area behind the ear.
In older patients, where there is a lot of skin to be tightened, a small extension may be used near the sideburn area and behind the ear. In the MACS lift procedure special sutures are use for the elevation and distribution of deeper tissues under the skin.
The advantage of this new techniques are substantial. The scar is better concealed, and there is less healing time. The scar is not exposed even when the patient wears her hair “up”. Dr. Cerqueiro will discuss this option during the consultation.