When most people think of face lift patients, they tend to think of middle-aged and older women hoping to turn back the clock as far as possible. Times are changing, however, and it is not just women who are going under the knife to look younger. Men are also starting to realize the benefits of facial surgery to look more youthful. So what is different about face lifts for men, and what are the attitudes regarding them?
As with most plastic surgery for men, less is more. Most men who request face lifts want a more natural appearance, as they do not want to look “operated on” or draw attention to the fact that they have had plastic surgery. Plastic surgeons are often asked to leave a few wrinkles during a male face lift. While men want to look youthful, they do not want to seem like they got their youthful resurgence from surgery and they definitely don’t want to look feminine.
There is still a stigma surrounding plastic surgery, and it is even stronger for men who undergo elective cosmetic surgery. Because of this, many men choose not to reveal that they have had a face lift or other procedure. Even older male celebrities who have clearly sought help from a plastic surgeon often deny allegations of surgery. As more people, men and women alike, have started seeking plastic surgery, however, treatments for men have started becoming more readily accepted. This is especially true as more male celebrities undergo the procedures to keep up with their female counterparts.
Incision Sites& Scarring
One of the main challenges male face lift patients sometimes face is the visibility of face lift scars. Because male pattern baldness is fairly common, it is much more difficult to hide face lift incisions in the hairline. Face Lift surgery requires several incisions, and while scarring is minimized as much as possible, there is still potential for visible scars following surgery. These can sometimes be improved using cosmetic lasers.
About Face lifts
Face lifts are highly customizable and usually involve a number of different smaller procedures, depending on the patient’s needs. These can include a mid-face lift, neck lift, and/or eyelid surgery. Face lifts make the patient look younger by tightening the skin and facial muscles and smoothing wrinkles. Lost facial volume can also be restored with fillers or fat injections. Recovery from the procedure takes around 2 weeks, but the swelling will gradually fade over a number of months.
Face lift Alternatives for Men
Men who desire a more youthful appearance but do not want to deal with the cost, discomfort, and downtime associated with face lift surgery have several non-invasive anti-aging options available, including laser treatments, Botox, and dermal fillers. While these do not offer the same level of results as a face lift, they can subtly restore youth to the face.
A Face Lift Expert
Face lifts are complicated and invasive procedures that should only be performed by plastic surgeons of the highest caliber. Board-certified facial plastic surgeonDr. Stuart Bentkover of Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery in the Boston area, has been performing face lift procedures for over 28 years, and specializes in all types of face lifts. He also offers a wide range of non-invasive anti-aging options. If you want great results from an experienced surgeon, contact Dr. Bentkover’s offices in Worcester (508-363-6500), or Stoneham (617-247-0033), MA to set up a consultation.