Over the years, men have started to take an interest in plastic surgery to maintain their youthful appearance. Dr. Ackerman is one of a few plastic surgeons who specializes in male facelift surgery.
Facial signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin, can make a man look older than he is or feels, which often negatively affects his self-esteem. Fortunately, facelift surgery is not just for women. Dr. Ackerman has devised a process that provides his male patients with many options in facial rejuvenation surgery. Some patients choose just eyelid surgery or a neck lift, while some choose a complete transformation that can make them look much younger and more handsome. When done properly, these surgical procedures create very natural facial features.View Photo Gallery
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Benefits of Male Facelift Surgery
Signs of facial aging can begin to diminish chiseled features, making the face look droopy. Facelift surgery will not only address signs of aging but will also return the appearance of masculinity.
Drooping structures of the face and neck can create an aged appearance. This includes aging of the skin, fatty layers, and facial muscles. Male facelift surgery can eliminate these issues and improve definition in the neck, jawline, and face.
The effects of aging can make anyone feel insecure about the way they look. Facelift surgery will not only tighten skin and enhance facial contours, but it will also boost self-confidence.
Your Male Facelift Plan
Every patient has unique facial structures that should be evaluated before a facelift plan is developed. During your consultation, Dr. Ackerman will determine the best option for your surgery depending on your facial anatomy and the amount of correction needed, including the following:
- Which areas of skin need to be addressed
- The degree of ptosis (sagging) in the facial muscles
- How fat and volume are distributed across the face
During your procedure, Dr. Ackerman will pay close attention to the incision placement along your hairline and behind your ears. Men with thin hair or a receding hairline may be more limited in their incision options if they wish to avoid visible scars.
After the incisions are made, Dr. Ackerman will carefully reposition and redistribute fat under the skin to restore volume to your face. Your facial muscles are then lifted and tightened, and excess skin is removed. The remaining skin is then redraped over your face, and sutures are used to close the incisions.
RecoveryFollowing your procedure, swelling and bruising will occur but should resolve after a few days. Be sure to avoid all strenuous activities for at least two weeks. Your wounds should be fully healed six weeks after your surgery.
ResultsYou can expect long-lasting results that will enhance your facial appearance and highlight your new contours. Final results will become apparent after all swelling and bruising have dissipated, typically after six weeks.
ScarsMost incisions are placed in discreet locations along your hairline. Any visible scarring that does occur can be hidden with makeup, hats, or scarves and will fade over time.
PainYou will experience some moderate discomfort following your facelift procedure. Dr. Ackerman will prescribe oral medication to help control the pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my male facelift results be permanent?Although facelift surgery provides long-lasting results, the natural aging process will still occur. To maintain your results, you should stick to a healthy lifestyle, which includes a well-balanced diet and no smoking.
What risks are associated with male facelift surgery?Like most surgical procedures, there may be some complications associated with male facelift surgery. These include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Poor wound healing
- Skin loss
- Prolonged swelling
- Skin irregularities
When should I undergo male facelift surgery?The best time for most men to undergo facelift surgery is in their 50s, as common signs of facial aging like jowls and saggy cheeks start to become more noticeable. However, everyone ages differently at different rates, so it is best to schedule a consultation to determine the best procedure for your needs.
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