Today, the taboo surrounding male aesthetic enhancements is fading as increasing numbers of men take initiative with their appearance. As a plastic surgeon in Valparaiso, Indiana, I see many male patients who want to feel more confident, look younger, or meet some other aesthetic goal, and facelift surgery is one of the most common procedures men request.
However, facelifts for men differ from facelifts for women. Let’s take a look at 3 important things men should know when considering a surgical facelift:
1. The Surgeon
When it comes to achieving any cosmetic goal, choosing the best plastic surgeon for your procedure is extremely important. Be sure your doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This certification means your surgeon has successfully met rigorous medical training requirements and passed a series of written and oral exams specific to plastic surgery.
You also want to select a surgeon who has years of experience performing facelifts specifically for men. Because the aesthetics industry caters primarily to women, fewer plastic surgeons have the proper training and proficiency with male plastic surgery.
2. Incision Placement
The incision placement for men often differs from that used for women. Your surgeon needs to consider how the incision will affect factors such as facial hair growth, blood flow, and the male patient’s lifestyle. A skilled surgeon will know how to place incisions that are hidden while also providing natural-looking results.
For example, many men have prominent sideburns. The incision must therefore be created so the sideburns do not end up too close to the ear canal. Additionally, when performing a facelift on women, many surgeons create an incision behind the ear, an area that is typically concealed by hair. However, because men commonly have shorter hair than women, this location is not always an option. A surgeon experienced in performing facelifts for men will be aware of these and other subtle nuances that must be addressed to achieve the desired outcome.
3. Your Results
For the male facelift, maintaining masculine features is just as important as restoring a youthful appearance. A male facelift should retain the look of experience and wisdom—just a younger version. I carefully analyze each man’s existing features before designing a surgical plan. I cater to the male anatomy, maintaining and enhancing well-defined angles, a strong jaw, broad chin, prominent brow, and distinct cheekbones.
With a male facelift at my Indiana plastic surgery center, I can help you achieve a more energetic and youthful appearance to help you remain competitive in the workplace and confident in all aspects of your life.
If you are interested in male facelift surgery and want to discuss your options, request a consultation online or call our office at (219) 299-9300.