Every year, the number of male facelift patients increases as they come to understand the surgery’s many anti-aging benefits. Facelift surgery can take years off of your perceived age, sometimes up to a decade. As more and more male patients consider the procedure, some of the stigma has been lifted from male plastic surgery. You should weigh the considerations that might be different for a prospective male facelift patient.
Are You Psychologically Ready for a Facelift?
Every prospective cosmetic surgery patient must consider the psychological implications that come with changing your appearance, especially your face. While it is essential for female patients to fully consider their own psychological readiness, male patients might encounter additional mental stress on the topic. Although it is perfectly reasonable for a man to consider facial plastic surgery, some social circles don’t support the choice as much as others.
Facelift benefits, however, won’t discriminate because of your age, race, or gender. Letting the opinions of others stop you from achieving your desired results can lead to frustration and unhappiness. Instead, prepare yourself for the change and stay committed to your goal: looking your best.
How Different Is the Male Face?
You can tell just by looking at a male and female face side by side that there are some structural differences that might affect the surgical process of a facelift. Appearance isn’t the only thing that separates them; in some ways, basic anatomical features will vary from a male to a female patient. These are not barriers to facelift surgery, of course, but they can make it necessary for your surgeon to alter his or her approach.
Some of these differences may include:
- Larger surface area of the facial skin
- A greater volume of vascular skin
- Stronger ligaments and supports
- A heavier neck
- Thicker skin on the face
- Facial hair and hair follicles
To achieve your best results from a male facelift procedure, you should choose a facial plastic surgeon who has experience dealing with the unique features of men’s faces. Discuss the specifics of your own surgery during a male facelift consultation and ask your surgeon questions about his past male patients and their results.
How Will the Incisions Be Hidden for a Male Facelift?
Finding the right facial plastic surgeon to perform your male facelift is essential to your success, especially when it comes to placing the incisions. During the male facelift procedure, the incisions must be placed in a well-hidden area that will not adversely affect the natural pattern of hair-bearing skin. The wrong placement can leave your facial hair pattern unnatural or your face looking pulled. An incision that is not well-hidden will be more obvious when it heals. Talk to your facial plastic surgeon about where he or she would place your incisions to account for these factors.
Are There Specific Healing Concerns for Male Facelift Patients?
Because male facelift patients have more vascular skin than their female counterparts, certain postsurgical issues may become more likely. Typically, a male patient will be at a higher risk for excessive bleeding or post-surgical hematoma. Your facial plastic surgeon will work to prevent this outcome by placing drainage tubes after your surgery. These can be left in for a few days to alleviate excess fluids from building up in the area. In addition, you will likely be given compression dressings to wear for a specific amount of time. Follow your facial plastic surgeon’s after-care instructions closely to minimize your risks after facelift surgery.
Where Can I Plan My Male Facelift Procedure?
To learn more about planning a smooth and successful male facelift surgery, contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center to book an appointment with Dr. Anurag Agarwal or Dr. Richard Maloney, our double board certified facial plastic surgeons. They have been featured on many of the major news networks, including ABC, NBC, and FOX, as recognized experts on a variety of facial plastic surgery topics. Dr. Agarwal and Dr. Maloney believe that educating and communicating with their patients are the keys to helping them achieve successful, natural-looking results. Book your appointment at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, located at 1175 Creekside Parkway #100 in Naples, FL, by calling (239) 594-9100.