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What is a MAK Lift and how does it differ from other face lifts?

by Dr. Ahmed Maki on Nov 20th, 2017

What is a MAK Lift and how does it differ from other facelifts?

There are some facelifts that simply address the sagging skin which can be labeled as a quick lift or marketed as a quick recovery facelift. The problem with these types of facelifts are that they simply do not achieve longevity because the underlying muscles and skin support system are not additionally tightened with the skin.

A MAK Lift, on the other hand, is a procedure that is designed to remove excess skin, and also tighten the SMAS layer under the skin which is responsible for maintaining the facial muscles and anchoring points in their original youthful positions. It is in this SMAS plication/tightening portion of the procedure that the facelift is truly beneficial in terms of its effect on jowls, muscle position and also skin tightening. The MAK Lift ensures the least amount of scarring necessary to remove all unnecessary loose skin while additionally tightening the SMAS layer under the skin. This is a very intricate portion of the procedure but is a unique facet of the MAK Lift that helps distinguish it as a premiere surgical technique for the lower face and neck.

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