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What is the Mini Facelift ?

The mini lift also called soft lift, MACS facelift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension), micro lift, quick mini lift, S lift, weekend facelift is a face lift with short scars. The mini facelift is a cosmetic and plastic surgery less heavy than a full face lift.

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Weekend lift offers a natural result to correct sagging tissues of the cheeks, jowls and neck. It is very popular among women and men from 40 years. In addition, it is less invasive and expensive than a classic face lift. Indeed, the MACS lift can be done under local anesthesia, under intravenous sedation or under general anesthesia. The recovery period is also shorter.

Weekend Facelift in Hungary, Budapest

A natural result and short scars
Alternative lighter than a full facelift
Effective treatment against the first signs of aging
Short recovery period
Affordable price
Can be done under local anesthesia

Mini Facelift Cost

You will find more information on the price of a mini facelift by consulting the price list cosmetic surgery. If you wish to obtain a quotation and an offer of stay, just contact us.

Mini Facelift Candidate

The mini facelift is ideal as an alternative to a facelift, when the first signs of aging appear.

There is no ideal age for a soft lift, however the procedure is popular for men and women in the 40-50 age group.

Thus, the mini lifting will effectively treat an early and moderate sagging of the face in the cheeks, jowls and oval of the face.

In general, the candidate of a micro-lift is a person in good health and with realistic expectations at the level of this plastic surgery.

Preparing for a Mini Lift

Depending on the type of anesthesia, pre-operative tests are necessary. They are done the day before the plastic surgery at the Budapest clinic.

In all cases, it is recommended to stop smoking two weeks before surgery, because it increases the operating risks and complications.

In addition, drugs containing aspirin and other anticoagulants should be discontinued. These can cause excessive bleeding.

If you take medication, it is mandatory to report it to the doctor. An adjustment of your medication may be necessary.

Finally, in case of taking hormones, it must be suspended in the month preceding and following the soft lift.

Mini Facelift Procedure Steps

Length of Stay

A 5-day stay in Budapest, Hungary is necessary.


The mini lift can be performed under local anesthesia, intravenous sedation or under general anesthesia.

Duration of the Procedure

A MACS lift lasts 120 minutes.


The incision of the mini lift is short. It starts at the front of the auricular and ends behind the earlobe at the level of the hairline. However, the incision may vary depending on your needs and the technique used by the surgeon.

Then, the surgeon retouches the subcutaneous tissues that are sagging from the face and removes excess skin.

Finally, the incisions are closed with stitches and a bandage is put in place.


Under local anesthesia, the MACS lift is outpatient and does not require hospitalization. The patient can leave the clinic the same day.

Recovery after a Mini Facelift

Recovery after a mini facelift is fast.

Normally, the patient can return to work one week after the procedure.

However, swelling may take time to disappear and scars will reach their final state one year after the facelift.

After the mini lift, a compression garment or bandage must be worn on the face to limit edema and hematoma.

Finally, you will return to the Budapest Clinic for a control visit 5 days after the procedure.

Results of a Mini Facelift

The results of a mini facelift are appreciable 3 to 4 months later. Redness may take time to disappear and the final scarring is appreciable 12 months after the procedure.

In most cases, a mini lift rejuvenates 10 years and gives a natural result in the long term.

Risks and Complications of the Mini Facelift

The risks and complications of the mini are the same as those of a full facelift. However, the healing period is much faster and the operating risks are lower.

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