MACS Face Lift vs traditional methods

The evolution of  face lift techniques has consistently improved beyond the years.  Traditional methods often saw the pull back of the patient’s face, thus pulling on the mouth and stretching other features of the face giving a ‘wind tunnel’ look after sported on celebrities such a Joan Rivers.  This often put patient off.

In truth, patients are looking for a subtle and natural look.  This is what the MACS Face Lift offers.  It lifts and refreshes the lower two-thirds of the face (from the temples to lower neck) by lifting the skin and tightening the muscle banks and the layers of the tissue connect to the facial muscles.  Only a limited amount of skin needs to be removed, leaving nothing but an inconspicuous scar either inside the ear or in the crease in front of the ear and in the hairline above the ear.

Types of Anaesthetic

In contrast to most other techniques, this type of facelift can be performed with local anaesthetic with a light sedation.  Sedation is not to be mistaken with general anaesthesia.  Sedation is more like a sleeping potion, and patients are breathing on their own.


The surgery takes around 3 – 4 hours under sedation at the day hospital in Dubai Healthcare City. (if you prefer to do your surgery in our London clinic, this can also be arranged).  After the surgery, the patients feel swollen and bruised, and maybe even stiff for quite a few days.  Patients are required to wear a head garment for 7-days post-surgery to ensure the best results.

Length of stay?

Most patients will stay 3 – 4 hours post-surgery and can return home to the same day.


Our surgeons aim to provide natural and rejuvenating results.  The results will start to show after two weeks, and the best results will be after 1 month when all the swelling has subsided.  Some patients also like to have other procedures at the same time which is the use of stem cells to rejuvenate the skin or to do fat harvest to the face.

Who is a suitable candidate?

Both male and female patients who opt to do this procedure tend to be in the mid-40s to 60s.


Here in Dubai, Italian twin plastic surgeons Dr. Maurizio and Dr. Roberto Viel are well known for this MACS face lift technique. They will be able to advise you on the best solution that meets your need and expectations.

To book an appointment, or consultation for face lift in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email

To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email

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