Dr. Lawrence Gray at Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center presented “Experience with MACS Facelift” at the 9th meeting of the American Brazilian Aesthetic meeting in Park City, Utah, held from February 24th to 27th, 2017. The professional educational conference was attended by 220 plastic surgeons from 22 countries.

A MACS facelift is also known as minimal access facelift or a short scar facelift. Dr. Gray’s presentation included an overview of his experience of 200 cases since 2005 along with the details of his modifications to the procedure which made the MACS facelift a more reliable, safer procedure than conventional techniques which produced longer scars. Dr. Gray’s experience showed that his results were similar to more invasive procedures, but with the quicker recovery and much lower risk of complications.

A short scar facelift includes shorter incisions placed in front of the ears along natural skin lines and creases. Incisions made at the front of the ears can be easily hidden with camouflage make-up and only very minimal incisions are needed. There is no alteration in hairline. The short scar facelift is a quick procedure which allows other surgeries to be done at the same time, such as a blepharoplasty, which is a correction of sagging eyelids.

The benefits of a Short Scar facelift include less bruising and swelling than with other methods of performing a facelift and less risk of nerve injury. Results are long lasting, often a decade or more. The MACS facelift also produces a better result for the neck, correcting the neck in a vertical direction instead of an unnatural lateral pull. Recovery time is shorter and there is less risk of complications. There are no drains and patients are back to normal in one week.


About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a revolutionary procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray has taught at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and is the only member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons from New Hampshire.

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