Male Facelift

male-facelift-before-after-Exclusively-FacesFacelifts and facial rejuvenation procedures aren’t just for women!

The concept of a facelift and neck lift in men is basically the same as in women, but the approach is tailored to highlight and sharpen the angular structures of the jaw. The appearance of fresh and sharp angular contours leads to a well-rested, relaxed and more youthful appearance.

Although a facelift and neck lift will restore the major facial contours, finer wrinkles of the skin will persist. These can be improved by skin resurfacing. Men may also want to use BOTOX® Cosmetic and other fillers to help rejuvenate their appearance.

What Can I Expect?

A facelift involves elevating the skin and soft tissues below the skin (muscle layer) and re-draping these tissues in a more anatomically pleasing position. The soft tissue and muscles are tightened in order to reposition the skin for a natural, not taut, result.

The incisions are placed in areas where they will be well hidden. Consideration will be given to hair pattern and areas that need most correction. The surgery is tailored to meet the needs of each individual patient.

Side effects of a facelift can include swelling, bruising, inflammation and some pain. Facelift complications are relatively infrequent but may occur. There can be some blood collection under the skin. There may be some temporary lag in the normal motion of the facial muscles. Generally this is related to the local anesthetic. In rare cases, this weakness can be longer lasting and may become permanent.

A facelift is usually performed at our in-office surgical suite. Dressings are removed the day after surgery. Sutures and staples will be removed seven days after surgery.

Initially there may be a feeling of numbness and tension in the operative area. This usually disappears within the first few postoperative weeks. Swelling and bruising vary but are usually gone within a week or so.

Guidelines for After Surgery

Patients need to take prescribed medications, sleep with their heads elevated, and apply ice to the mid face for the first 24 to 48 hours

An elastic sling dressing is worn 24 hours a day for the first two weeks and at night after that. This action decreases the swelling tremendously. Heavy lifting and increased activity should be avoided for up to two weeks. Antibiotic and pain prescriptions will be provided. Patients typically return to work with one week.

Is This Right for Me?

Every person is different. The best way to find out if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Karen.