The past 3 decades have seen a fascinating shift in cervicofacial rhytidectomy philosophies and techniques. The quest for more natural-appearing and longer-lasting facial rejuvenation has led to increasingly complex and deep dissections. Many surgeons achieve superb results with the so-called deep plane or composite approaches. However, the more recent past has witnessed a shift in patient preferences for procedures with shorter recovery periods and less surgical morbidity. Drs Tonnard and Verpaele recently published their modifications to Dr Saylan's "S-lift" technique. This video serves to complement the authors' article of the same title (Tonnard P, Verpaele A, Monstrey S, et al. Minimal access cranial suspension lift: a modified S-lift. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002;109:2074).
Moody BR, Sengelmann RD, Sengelmann RP. MACS-lift: Minimal Access Cranial Suspension Lift (Video). Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(2):248-249. doi:10.1001/archderm.140.2.248-b