Modified MACS Lift

/Modified MACS Lift
Modified MACS Lift 2017-06-15T22:11:49+00:00

Modified MACS Lift

Invented in Belgium by two friends of Dr. Kress, this is a gentler and less invasive lifting procedure for patients who have early to moderate effects of aging, or patients whose facial anatomy would benefit from a more vertical lifting vector. Since there has been a shift to more patients trying to “head off” the effects of aging, this procedure now represents about 80% of our facial surgery.  This is the perfect procedure for patients who come in stating:

“I am starting to look like my mother and I would like to stop it.”

About the Procedure

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia, either in a free-standing surgical center or in the office. Dr. Kress has modified this procedure by combining the best features of the MACS Lift, the Quick Lift and the S-Lift. It features shorter scars and minimal undermining which results in healthier skin and less risk of nerve injury. Semi-permanent lifting sutures are used to fold and suspend the deeper tissues of the face for a powerful and long lasting result without dangerous undermining. Scars for this procedure are less noticeable because of their reduced length and a Canadian technique which hides much of the scars in the hair.

Starting at $9,180.00 +

Recovery Time

There is slight discomfort with chewing following this procedure, and you can expect that to resolves in one to two weeks. The sutures are removed over 5-7 days. Return to work varies based on the amount of bruising (which is generally much less than the full facelift) and can be as short as one week.


A powerful vertical lifting of the face and neck with a special emphasis on the mid-face are expected. A softening of the lines from the corner of the nose, a cleaner and tighter neck line, and a restoration of the youthful fullness of the cheeks.