What Men Interested in Facelifts Need to Consider
The signs of aging are often most obvious on the face, causing many to feel insecure as they get older. A facelift can rejuvenate the appearance by tightening the skin and reducing sagging.
When it comes to facelift for men, there are important considerations to be aware of.
At the Buffalo, NY, based Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. David A. Sherris takes the unique facial structure of men into account when performing facelift surgery to provide exceptional results.
With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at some important factors to consider when it comes to men and facelift surgery.
Placement of Incisions
Facelifts require several incisions that will result in some scarring. Accordingly, incisions are placed in areas where they will be least noticeable.
For women, this means incisions are usually made along the hairline where scarring is easily hidden by longer hair. Because it’s common for men to wear their hair short and some men have a receding hairline, incisions aren’t always well hidden along the hairline.
In order to hide scarring on men, incisions are often made in areas of natural creases, specifically around the ears or under the chin.
Facial Hair Placement
The placement of facial hair is an important consideration for male facelift patients. This is because tightening and lifting the facial tissues can also lift the sideburns and beard, causing them to sit too high.
Care must be taken to keep the facial hair in the proper position when performing facelifts on men.
Thicker Facial Skin
Another consideration for male facelifts is that men typically have thicker facial skin than women. Thicker skin is heavier and more likely to drop as the skin settles after surgery. However, accounting for this difference during surgery can help give male facelift patients their desired results.
Maintaining Masculine Features
Many Buffalo men interested in undergoing a facelift are concerned about maintaining a masculine appearance. One way to keep features looking masculine is not to tighten the skin over certain areas, like the jawline, too much.
Be In Good Health
As with any elective surgery, patients must be in good general health. Those with uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or other significant health conditions are typically not good candidates for facelift surgery.
Additionally, candidates should be prepared to give up smoking and drinking alcohol during recovery as both can slow recovery and increase the risk of complications.
Have Realistic Expectations
A facelift can create a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance, but it won’t make a 65-year-old man look 35. Patients should have realistic expectations when considering facelift surgery.
In addition, men should be aware that a facelift targets the mid to lower portions of the face, such as the jowls. Those who also want to improve the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead, drooping eyelids, or wrinkles around the eyes may benefit from combining their facelift with other procedures, like a brow lift or eyelid surgery.
Schedule a Consultation
Everyone deserves to feel confident and comfortable in their skin. Facelifts can help men reverse some of the signs of aging while maintaining a masculine appearance. For more information about facelifts or other rejuvenating procedures, please call our Buffalo office at (716) 884-5102 or send us a message online.