Facelifts are not just for women anymore. Men have a desire to fight the aging process too. Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, performs male facelifts for residents living in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding communities who want to reduce the signs of aging to restore a more youthful look.
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift is a cosmetic procedure that focuses on the lower half of the face, from the cheeks down to the jawline. Men consider facelifts when they want to lift the skin on their faces that has begun to sag or fall. The result is a younger appearance and a more contoured, structured facial structure.
Benefits of a Facelift for Men
More and more men look to facelifts to regain their youthful look because they offer the following benefits:
- Restored masculine structure to the face
- Contoured cheeks and jawline
- Lifted mouth
- Tighter, more youthful-looking skin
- Added volume to the face
- Renewed sense of self-esteem
Is a Male Facelift Right for Me?
If you are showing signs of aging on your face that cause you to look older than you are or want to be, a male facelift may be right for you. It is important to have a realistic idea about the outcome of the male facelift.
How Involved is the Male Facelift Procedure?
Facelifts for men are performed in the same way as a traditional facelift is done, except for the expected outcome. Women tend to want a smooth, glowing complexion; whereas men want a more structured face with strong features, such as defined cheek bones and a contoured jawline and chin.
During the procedure, incisions are made in your hairline at the temples and continue down the hairline and around the front of your ears. The incision is placed in the creases behind the ears and around the lower part of the scalp in the hair.
When Dr. Man performs a facelift, he strives for a “natural facelift” where he avoids stretching the skin too tightly. The result is a natural-looking, relaxed face. The natural facelift is designed to avoid the stretched, tight, and unnatural appearance of many facelift procedures, leaving you with a younger, relaxed look.
Dr. Man has developed a facelift procedure called the “Man Facelift Expander,” designed to provide better results in facelift surgery. He also invented “Body Glue” to speed healing times and reduce swelling. The “Man Facelift Expander” starts with two stitches by each ear. This keeps the ears from pulling back too far or out of place during the procedure. By anchoring the ears, the facelift can continue while keeping them in their original position.
As the surgery continues, Dr. Man repositions the underlying connective tissue and eliminates the excess fat and skin. He then drapes the skin back over the underlying facial structure, inserts drainage tubes and applies a padded dressing. After that, the absorbable stitches allow healing to occur naturally, and any scarring is hidden behind the ears. Facelifts typically take up to four hours and depend on the amount of work.
Patients should sleep in a reclined position following surgery. Pain typically resolves itself within the 48 hours following the surgery.
Expect bruising and swelling to peak within the first 36 to 48 hours after surgery. You may also have some drainage for the first 48 hours. Swelling and bruising will gradually subside over the next 10 to 14 days.
How is the Recovery After a Male Facelift?
Dr. Man provides detailed instructions for care following the surgery. The recovery time varies with each patient based on whether other surgeries were combined with the facelift and the scope of the procedure.
About five days following surgery, patients have appointments with Dr. Man then again at the two-week point. These appointments give him a chance to see the healing process.
How Much Does a Male Face Lift Cost?
The cost of a male facelift varies with each patient based on the scope of the procedure and whether it is combined with other procedures. Dr. Man reviews the costs with patients during a consultation about the procedure. He also goes over the payment options and financing.
What Do I Do Next?
If you are interested in a facelift for men, it is essential that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Man to evaluate your facial structure and your concerns.
Additionally, he wants to review the following:
- Medical history
- Current health
- Any past or present medical conditions
- Past treatments
- Past surgeries
- Allergies or sensitivities especially around the eyes
- Current medications – prescription and over the counter
A facelift for men is an excellent way to help a man look younger and more attractive. For men living in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas who want a facelift, Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, performs facelifts to reveal a more approachable, younger appearance. Please contact ur to set up your consultation today.