The popularity of male facelifts is on the rise. Male facelifts performed by U.S. cosmetic surgeons increased for the third consecutive year, as every day last year some 300-plus men tackled the signs of their own facial aging.
Hoping to remain competitive in the workforce and look how they feel, men are openly embracing the value of their appearance and choosing to retain their youth and vitality with cosmetic surgery. A male facelift is done for the same reasons as any facelift — to reverse facial aging signs like wrinkles and sagging skin. The only difference is the male facial anatomy and structure are different than the female face. And because it has its own quirks and qualities, the male facelift is specifically curated for that. Chiseled. Masculine. Manly.
What is a male facelift?
A male facelift is a surgical procedure that helps men restore their youthfulness and facial vibrance. During the procedure, a cosmetic surgeon trims excess skin tissue, removes unwanted fatty deposits, and tightens the underlying muscles. Consequently, the procedure eliminates wrinkles, sagging skin, drooping skin under the neck and deep nasolabial folds to restore a youthful facial appearance.
What’s unique about a male facelift?
The goals of a male facelift are the same as that of any facelift, but it’s modified to address the male anatomy. Certain anatomical differences between the sexes determine where and how incisions are made and how much of what is removed or reconfigured. Men also have thicker skin and a richer blood supply. You’ll want a board-certified expert who understands this factor and how to work with it.
During your personal consultation, top New York City facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Pearlman, will examine your facial skin and discuss your medical history to provide a detailed overview of what you should and shouldn’t do in the days leading up to the surgery. He’ll ask that you avoid certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers that may increase bleeding risk, or to stop taking certain supplements and medications.
Another difference may occur during incision placement. Women generally have longer hair capable of covering the light incision scars. The same can’t be said for men. Placing incisions in the same style and location would lead to greater visibility after the procedure. Dr. Pearlman works with your unique appearance to fashion a tailored face lift.
Am I a suitable candidate for a male facelift?
If you are experiencing obvious or advanced signs of facial aging, you are likely a candidate for a male facelift. You can try a quick experiment to determine if you’d benefit from a male facelift: Place your hands along the middle of your jaw with your index fingers pointing up and your thumb hooked under the jaw. Now pull your skin up towards the ears. Do you like what you see? If so, you’ll likely benefit from a male facelift.
Generally speaking, you’re a suitable male facelift candidate if:
- You look older than you feel
- Your skin looks worn, tired, and wrinkled
- You feel your appearance holds you back professionally or intimately, or makes you feel self-conscious
- You want to remove wrinkles, creases, a “turkey neck” or jowls.
- You understand that a male facelift will reverse signs of aging, but won’t prevent aging altogether
- You don’t smoke, or you’re willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
- You’re in good mental and physical health
How long will the facelift results last?
A facelift is a permanent procedure, but that doesn’t mean it stops the aging process. You’ll continue aging like everyone else, but you’ll have bought yourself more time. Many years of time. If you’re in your 50s, the facelift procedure will take roughly a decade of age off your face, and it may be 10 years before you again look like you do now. If you get a male facelift in your 60s, it might be 8 years before returning to your current facial appearance.
Dr. Pearlman, NYC’s Male Facelift Expert
Dr. Steven J. Pearlman is a celebrated and highly credentialed facial plastic surgeon in New York City. Double-board-certified in both Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and in Head and Neck Surgery, he specializes in natural results that don’t betray the signs of cosmetic manipulation. He is accustomed to dealing with and preventing the biggest concern most male facelift patients have: the possibility of a “pulled” or unnatural look.