Mini Facelift in Cancun, Mexico

Are you bothered by your facial wrinkles, and cosmetic surgery seems cost-prohibitive in the US? A mini facelift in Cancun, Mexico, could be the solution.

In the hands of qualified plastic surgeons, you can restore your youthful appearance at 40% of the US cost.

Unbelievable? Continue reading.

MACS Lift. Video Courtesy: Coupure Centrum Voor Plastische Chirurgie

Mini Facelift – An Overview

Alternative Names:

✅ Minimal Access Cranial Suspension (MACS) lift
✅ Mini-lift, Short-scar facelift
✅ Band Aid Facelift
✅ Weekend lift, Lunchtime facelift
✅ Limited-incision facelift
✅ Baby boomer facelift
✅ Ponytail facelift

A mini facelift is a popular facelift procedure to correct sagging in the lower part of the face.

The surgery is less invasive and provides quick recovery than the conventional facelift.[1]Medical News Today
Facelift: What you need to know
“A mini-facelift is a less invasive procedure that also aims to lift the wrinkles and sagging skin in the lower part of the face… recovery time may be shorter than in a traditional facelift.”
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Often people who have undergone a mini facelift don’t look like they have undergone cosmetic surgery;

Facelift markings

Facelift markings

They just present a “refreshed” look. There are good reasons to choose a mini facelift for your facial rejuvenation.

But how much should you expect to pay in Cancun for your procedure?

Cost of Mini Facelift in Cancun

Facelift surgery in Cancun is much cheaper than in the US.

The average cost of a mini lift is around $8,000 in the US and $10,000 in Canada.

In contrast, the same procedure starts at $2,900 in Cancun.

Based on average prices, you can save over 60% on a mini facelift in Cancun. See the table below for price comparisons.

MACS lift cost in Cancun Vs. US Vs. Canada
Location Mini Facelift Surgery Cost (USD)
US $8,000
Canada $10,000
Cancun $2,900
*Prices are subject to change. Fill out our online quote form for the latest prices and specials.

One of the main benefits of plastic surgery in Cancun is the cost. In the US, plastic surgery comes at a high price.

If you have the treatment for cosmetic purposes, your insurance is unlikely to cover the costs.[2]RO health guide
“Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures like facelifts.”
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Thus, getting all-inclusive mini facelift surgery in Cancun could be an easy-on-the-pocket option.

Facelift clinics in Cancun, Mexico, offer cosmetic surgery packages covering:

  • Consultations
  • Doctor’s fees & hospital stays
  • Prescription drugs
  • Concierge Services

Now that we know how much MACS lift costs in Cancun, let’s see why Cancun is a favorite destination for plastic surgery patients.

Why Get Facelift Surgery in Cancun, Mexico?

There are several reasons for choosing Cancun, Mexico, for facelift surgery, a few of which are mentioned below:

Safe & Affordable Destination

  • Cancun is one of Mexico’s most affordable and safe medical tourism destinations.[3]Travel weekly
    Medical tourism on the rise in Cancun
    “Cancun recently has been rising in the ranks as one of the most affordable, safe and practical destinations for foreigners, as well.”
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  • Expect up to 60% savings with MACS lift in Cancun.

Professional Excellence

  • Cancun is well-equipped for plastic surgery procedures. It is the only Mexican destination with 2 JCI-accredited hospitals.[4]Travel Weekly
    Medical tourism on the rise in Cancun
    “Cancun is the only destination with two JCI-accredited hospitals. For the types of procedures that patients are looking for, Cancun is well equipped.”
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  • Our plastic surgeons in Cancun are experienced, certified, and trained in the US.

Convenient Location

  • You don’t have to travel far if you live in the US or Canada. Thus saving hundreds of dollars on travel costs.
  • The city is only 4 hour-flight from Canada and less than 2 hours from the US.

Luxury Experience

  • Our facelift surgery hospitals in Cancun are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to make your treatment comfortable.
  • And by traveling to Cancun, you can save thousands of dollars and have a chance to indulge in a nice beach vacation.

Now that you know the benefits of mini lift in Cancun, let’s find out the best facelift clinics in Cancun, Mexico.

Best Clinics for Facelift in Cancun



  • Offers specialized plastic and reconstructive surgery services with cutting-edge technology.
  • The plastic surgery team has 25+ years of experience.
  • Accreditations: The Federal and State Health Councils of Mexico, AMCPER

Perfection plastic surgery clinic team

Perfection clinic team

Riviera Institute

Riviera Institute

  • Offers a full range of both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services with state-of-the-art technology
  • Performs 300+ plastic surgeries annually
  • Accreditations: Mexican General Salubrity Council, ACI, MTA, and JCI.

Riviera Institute team

Riviera Institute team

Mini Facelift Doctors in Cancun

Dr. Alicia Benavides

Dr. Alicia Benavides | Plastic surgeon in Cancun, Mexico
Board-certified plastic surgeon
Experience: Over 30 years
Education: Specialty in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Nain Maldonado

Dr. Nain Maldonado | Plastic surgeon in Cancun, Mexico
A certified physician by AMCPER
Experience: Over 11 years
Education: Specialty in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Francisco Flores Judez

Dr. Francisco Flores Judez | Plastic surgeon in Cancun
Experience: Over 13 years
Education: Specialty in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Membership: AMCPER, ASPS

Dr. Alejandro Gómez Aguirre

Dr. Alejandro Gómez Aguirre | Plastic surgeon in Cancun
Experience: Over 30 years
Education: Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Membership: CMCPER, AMCPER

Let’s now have a look at how exactly MACS lift in Cancun is performed.

Mini Facelift Procedure in Cancun

Before surgery, the surgeon will conduct some tests to ensure you don’t have any medical condition that can complicate the surgery or hinder your recovery.

This surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.

In some cases, the surgeon may perform the surgery under general anesthesia.

2-3 small incisions are made. Almost half the length of the cut made in the full facelift procedure.

The skin is separated from the underlying fat and muscle, and excessive fat is removed.

The muscle is then tightened, and the skin is pulled back.

If there is too much loose skin, the excess is removed.

The incisions are then sutured.

Source: Clinicalgate[5]Clinicalgate
MACS facelift
“…lasting 2 to hours, under local anesthesia as an outpatient…- Two purse string sutures are used to correct the jowl…the skin is redraped…”
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Mini facelift marking in Cancun

Mini facelift schematic markings

Sometimes, a small tube is put behind the patient’s ear to collect the pooling blood.[6]Medical News Today
Facelift: What you need to know
“A drain may be placed under the skin behind the ear for one or two days, to remove any excess blood and fluids.”
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How Long Does a Mini Lift Take?

The mini facelift procedure takes only 2.5 hours, sometimes even less.[7]Clinicalgate
MACS facelift
“.. a simple, safe procedure lasting 2 to 2.5 hours…”
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If a drainage tube has been inserted, it will be taken off after about two days, and the stitches will be removed in a week.

Although your face may feel swollen for a few days after the surgery, soon, you will be able to appreciate the new look.

Note: MACS lift is often performed with additional procedures, such as lipofilling. The additional procedures can tighten the skin around the neck.[8]JPRAS
MACS lift: Review of literature
“… often used in combination with additional procedures, such as lipofilling,..To obtain a significant effect on an aged neck area, additional procedures, are warranted…”
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There are different facelift procedures in Cancun to rejuvenate your face.

The mini lift is one among them to reverse the signs of facial aging. Let us find out how this technique varies from a full facelift.

Mini Facelift vs. Full Facelift

As mentioned, the main goal of both procedures is to tighten the tissues under the skin, remove all wrinkles, and create a younger-looking appearance.

Check out the differences between them.

Point of difference Mini facelift Full facelift
Target areas Around neck and jawline Around cheek and eyes
Procedure Less invasive More invasive
Procedure time Up to 2.5 hours Up to 6 hours
Incision Short Long
Scarring Less noticeable More noticeable
Recovery time 1 week 3 weeks
Medical insurance Doesn’t cover Doesn’t cover
Source: Healthline,[9]Healthline
Everything You Need to Know About a Mini Facelift
“Unlike a traditional facelift, a mini facelift is conducted via smaller incisions The smaller incisions used in a mini facelift can be especially helpful if you’re prone to scarring…While a mini facelift uses fewer incisions compared to a traditional facelift, it’s still considered an invasive procedure. Medical insurance doesn’t cover a mini facelift or any other type of cosmetic surgery…”
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Facelift Surgery
“Mini-facelifts target…neck, lower cheeks, or jaw, ..traditional full facelifts… target tissues around the cheeks and eyes…recovery time may take up to three weeks.”
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MACS facelift
“…simple, safe procedure lasting 2 to 2.5 hours”
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Mayo Clinic,[12]Mayo Clinic
“A face-lift generally takes 3 to 6 hours.”
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Top Doctors[13]Top Doctors
Mini facelift: what results can be achieved?
“This can explain the success of the mini facelift. The recovery time is a week.”
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Now that you have the option to choose between a full or mini facelift surgery in Cancun.

So, how do you know which procedure is right for you?

Our board-certified plastic surgeon in Cancun is most qualified to determine which procedure will work best for you.

They can customize your facelift procedure to fit your precise needs and desired goals.

How Long Do Mini Facelifts Last?

While every patient is different, you can expect your mini facelift results to last for ten years.[14]Top Doctors
Mini facelift: what results can be achieved?
“The result can last longer than 10 years…”
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Moreover, maintaining a healthy and stable weight can keep your results looking their best.[15]American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Facelift Guide
“…there are certain things you can do to keep your results looking their best. Maintaining a healthy, stable weight is important…adopt a consistent, quality skin care regimen…”
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You can also protect your skin from unnecessary aging by adopting a consistent, quality skincare regimen.

MACS lift vector- before & after

Mini facelift vector

Is It Safe to Have a Mini facelift in Cancun?

Facelift surgery is a safe procedure when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon.[16]Medical News Today
Facelift: What you need to know
“Complications of facelift surgery are infrequent, and cosmetic procedures are generally safe, as long as they are carried out by a qualified and experienced professional.”
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Moreover, MACS lift is an effective technique with a low complication rate and high patient satisfaction.[17]Pubmed
Advantages and limitations of the MACS lift
“MACS lift is effective, providing a high level of patient satisfaction.”
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MACS lift in Cancun are performed by skilled surgeons with years of experience, so you have a guaranteed high-quality, safe treatment.


A mini facelift in Cancun, Mexico, could be a perfect choice for those who want to combat signs of aging but don’t want major surgery!

What else could you ask for?

Consider the benefits of a facelift by plastic surgeons in Mexico and take the first step toward your renewed look.

Contact us today to schedule your medical trip to Cancun.


  1. Medical News Today: Facelift: What you need to know
  2. RO Health guide: Facelift: what is it, types, cost, recovery
  3. Travel Weekly: Medical tourism on the rise in Cancun
  4. MACS facelift
  5. JPARS: MACS lift – Review of literature
  6. Healthline: Everything You Need to Know About a Mini Facelift
  7. News-Medical.Net: Facelift Surgery
  8. Top Doctors: Mini facelift: what results can be achieved?
  9. Mayo Clinic: Face-lift
  10. American Board of Cosmetic Surgery: Facelift guide
  11. Pubmed: Advantages and limitations of the MACS lift