For people who are on the go and who do not require a full facelift, the minimal access cranial suspension or the MACS procedure is the ideal solution. Less invasive that a full facelift, this is also a cheaper alternative. Developed by Dr. Alexis Verpaele and his partner Patrick Tonnard, this method repositions aging facial tissues to lift the neck, jowls and mid face. The end result is a rounded, youthful cheek.

Major Benefits
a. This is a minimally invasive procedure.
b. It is used on the lower part of the face.
c. It is ideal for people between 40 and 55 years of age.
d. It takes away the redundant skin in the jowl.
e. It tightens the skin of the face and neck.
f. There is very little bruising and swelling.
g. The risk of complications is considerably lower.
h. Recuperation period is about two weeks.
i. The results last for about 5 to 10 years.

a. A surgeon makes tiny incisions in front of the ear.
b. The muscle below is pulled up and tightened.
c. The excess skin on top is then cut away.
d. It involves the use of local anesthesia.

The cost of the procedure is about $5000.