The Facelift Made Better

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Easy, risk-free and long lasting: If only every decision could be this simple. Well, a new modified facelift technique may make deciding on surgery for a more youthful appearance a little bit easier. The Minimal Access Deep Plane Extended Vertical Facelift, or more simply MADE Facelift, combines the best components of traditional facelift procedures to give patients long-lasting, natural facial rejuvenation with minimal scarring and minimal downtime.

Rather than lifting the skin, which disrupts blood vessels and causes bruising and swelling, the MADE facelift pulls from under the muscle layer so there is no bleeding and limited bruising. This also limits complications during surgery and the downtime necessary for proper recovery. The cutting-edge technique can be performed under local anesthesia, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia and is easily combined with other minimally invasive procedures-such as laser resurfacing, fat grafting and lip augmentation– making it easy for you to address all areas of concern at once.

In a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, New York facial plastic surgeon Andrew A. Jacono, MD, FACS and co-author, Campbell, CA, facial plastic surgeon Sachin Parikh, MD, explain how this hybrid of the MACS lift and the deep plane facelift will maintain your facial volume-as your deep facial tissues are repositioned rather than excised (or removed) as in other procedures. Another substantial improvement is the significant neck rejuvenation, the area most found to drive traditional facelift patients back for revision surgery.

The ideal candidate is between the ages of 40 and 70, and has excess skin and significant sagging in the neck and jowl area. One quick trick to determine if this procedure can address your aging concerns: While standing in front of a mirror, place three fingers where each cheekbone meets the outer edges of your eyes and gently pull your skin at a vertical angle. If you notice a difference in your neck skin (lifted, less sagging) this procedure may be for you. (But remember, this trick does not simulate how your face will look post-procedure, only if this modified technique, which avoids the posterior hairline incision used in traditional facelifts, will address the necessary areas of your neck.)

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